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Iron Age findings

(750 B.C.E. - 50 A.D.)

Sling bullets, 3,5-5,2cm. Oss, Late Iron Age. 66 complete ones have been found in Oss.

Weaving weight and spinning bobbins. Oss, Late Iron Age.

Bobbins and a pierced object (sling bullit?)

Typical La Tne I (Middle Iron Age) decorations, Bibracte (F), Ardens (B), Sane et Loire (F).

Morinii coin, about 1cm. La Tne III, Late Iron Age.

Bronze man figure, La Tne I (Middle Iron Age), about 4 cm long.

British torques, left: Wraxall class torque from western Britain. Right: gold. Both: U.K., Iron Age.

British glass beads: Continental style, Bronze and Iron Age.

British style glass beads, Iron Age.

Rock carvings Bohuslan, S., Bronze or Iron Age.

Bronze or Iron Age lur. These bronze (sometimes imitaded in wood) trumpets could make a terrible noise and so frighten the enemy.

Golden celtic "tri-quetrum" coin, Weert-Kampershoek, NL. Late Iron Age.
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Rock carvings in Sweden.

Decorations on the bronze/iron situla of Br. On top: a bull-head. Bottom: an owl-head. The cauldron could contain 600 l. Dk, 250 B.C.E.

A vase composed of sheet bronze, Pimont, F. Iron Age.

Marne ware: a ridged bowl, "black" earthenware, Gaulish cemetery of the Croncs, F. Iron Age.

Marne ware: Black earthenware vase with grooved decoration, St.Etienne au Temple, F. Iron Age.

Gold and bronze coins of the independent Gaulish tribes (from top left to bottom right, Late Iron Age):

  • Lemovices stater
  • Namnetes, Gold stater (Nantes, F.)
  • Venetes
  • Coriosolitae stater, alloy
  • Coriosolitae stater, alloy
  • Redones stater, alloy
  • Arverni, Vercingetorix

Socketed object with unknown purpose. Schoonebeek, Nl.

Iron dagger with sheath. Finding spot: urnfield deposit Haps, Nl, fabricated about 500 B.C.E. in northern Swiss / Austria.

Yellow gold coin, fabricated by the Belgian Morini tribe, about 100 B.C.E., Donk.

British iron (and bronze?) artifacts, Iron Age.

British iron (and bronze?) artifacts, Iron Age (#2).

This figurine is about 7 cm long. UK, 1st century B.C.E.

Bronze pin from type "Kleinenglis", Colmschate (Deventer, NL), late Urnfields / Early Iron Age.

Bronze findings, Almelo, NL, Early Iron Age.

Sling bullets (probably baked loam) weighted always less than 40 g and were 4-5 cm long. Oss, NL, Middle to Late Iron Age.

Wooden bellows pipe, Hjortspring, DK. Iron Age.

The possible use of sling bullets by the ancient Assyrian armies (Tiglathpileser III).

A method to make holes in wood with a bone chisel and a wooden hammer.

Three so-called "Osenringen" and a "Rippenbar". These bronze objects seemed to be made for trade, but analyses pointed to half-worked neckrings (torques).

Bronze statue of a naked gaulish warrior with helmet and torc


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November, 5th 1999

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