Cleaning an old La Tene brooch find

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Cantiaci
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Hi again all. as detecting has been sadly off the radar for so so long now ive been looking more in depth and gently cleaning some past finds.
This La Tene brooch appears to have a slight wash on it when its damp. Im wondering if the iron age brooches may have been as highly decorated as some of the Roman brooches were? And anyones thoughts on this or similar finds made?
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Cantiaci wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:21 pm Hi again all. as detecting has been sadly off the radar for so so long now ive been looking more in depth and gently cleaning some past finds.
This La Tene brooch appears to have a slight wash on it when its damp. Im wondering if the iron age brooches may have been as highly decorated as some of the Roman brooches were? And anyones thoughts on this or similar finds made?
They are normally just plain copper alloy to be honest Steve, am trying to think but cant remember having a plated one at all mate :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:26 pm They are normally just plain copper alloy to be honest Steve, am trying to think but cant remember having a plated one at all mate :thumbsup:
Thank you Phil..I will do some digging.I Always highly value and appreciate your help knowledge and input you have given me/us. :clapping:
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Never had the pleasure of finding one of those...
Hope it cleans up well for you too :thumbsup:
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It does look like it has a gold wash but never seen that before. Really interesting if it does because I doubt that’s common.
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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