DUR-05BB31: Copper alloy skirted terret ring

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HARNESS FITTING

Unique ID: DUR-05BB31

Object type certainty: Certain
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An almost complete cast copper alloy early Roman skirted terret ring, dating to c. 43-100 AD. It has a circular loop with an integrally cast flared skirt. The loop had three decorative loops, set equal intervals apart with one at the top and one on each side. The top one is now missing. These decorative sub-circular loops have three circular knops at similar intervals around their outside edge. The loop is set on a slightly raised panel on top of the skirt. The skirt comprises four triangular extensions out from the centre, almost like a four pointed star. One of the points has broken off half way. The two points which run parallel with the loop are flared upwards at their ends. The opposing two are flared downwards at their ends. Below the skirt, in the centre is set a rectangular loop, on the same axis as the top circular loop and cast integrally. Measures- 61.26mm x 51.34mm width of skirt- 42.48mm

Class: Terret
Sub class: Skirtred

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 6.39 mm
Weight: 56 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th August 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Boroughbridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4065
Four figure Latitude: 54.079375
Four figure longitude: -1.390118
1:25K map: SE4065
1:10K map: SE46NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: DUR
Created: Tuesday 3rd November 2009
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011 by Daniel Pett

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