Unique ID: YORYM-681D41

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Cast copper alloy petal boss fitting dating from the Late Iron Age to the Roman period. The fitting has a classic petal boss form, this being a tear-drop shape in plan with a raised, circular boss in the centre. On the reverse, the boss shows as a concavity. There is a lug on the reverse; this has a straight, subrectangular-sectioned shaft with a lug, positioned at a right angle to the shaft. There is a casting seam along one side of the shaft.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa 300 BC
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Length: 21.1 mm
Width: 16 mm
Thickness: 6.9 mm
Weight: 4.47 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 24th August 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Beth Echtenacher - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Beth Echtenacher - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of YORYM-681D41 Iron Age petal boss mount

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire And The Humber
County: East Riding Of Yorkshire
District: East Riding Of Yorkshire
Parish: Hayton

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8245
Four figure Latitude: 53.8947 Four figure longitude: -0.753677
1:25K map: SE8245
1:10K map: SE84NW
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

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Created: Tuesday 11th September 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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