Iron Age “Lion Bow” brooch

Photo: Surrey County Council CC BY SA2.0
Object type: Brooch
Period: Iron Age
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 14/03/2022
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire


Possibly a hinged léontomorphe (Lion bow) derivative brooch dating to c. AD 25 – 60.  Each rectangular cell has some enamel remaining, in alternating blue and red. It has been designated a Find of Note: County Importance.