Found in Shillington, Bedfordshire by Messrs S Pyper and S Leete while searching with metal detectors
The bronze mirror and silver brooch probably came from a disturbed grave. Cremation burials became a common way to bury the dead in parts of south-east England in the 1st century. The mirror is constructed in three parts: the circular mirror plate, the handle and decorative ring on the bottom of the mirror plate near the handle. The back of the mirror was decorated with an abstract curving in the La Tene or 'Early Celtic' design.
By JD Hill, British Museum
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