Birdlip brooch

Photo: Sussex Archaeological Society CC By SA2.0
Object type: Brooch
Period: Iron Age
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 11/05/2022
Location: Lewes, East Sussex


A Birdlip (or Beaked Bow) brooch dating to 30 BC to 60 AD. The main feature of these brooches is the turned-up ‘beak’ below a bold transverse moulding on the bow, giving the impression of a bird’s head. This is a fine example and has been designated a Find of Note: County Importance.