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Iron Age brooch

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What is it?

This Bronze brooch was made in the middle to late Iron Age. The oval mid-section has lines engraved to create a pattern, and the end curves to form a rough snake’s head.

It was found in the Thames at Hammersmith in west London.

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  • Who do you think owned it?
  • How do you think it was made?
  • Do you ever wear badges or brooches?

Further info

Object ID number: 91

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Digital image copyright Museum of London