NARC-547352: NARC-547352 L Terret : Iron Age to Roman

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Unique ID: NARC-547352

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a copper-alloy Terret ring of late Iron Age to Roman date (100 BC-AD 100). The object is the lower and one side of a 'platform decorated' type. It is broadly oval in plan, with a minor amount of rectangular-sectioned strap bar at its base and circular-sectioned thicker frame. The strap bar is demarcated from the frame by the presence of a single disc-like projecting moulding. One of three cardinal points of the terret. The panel is decorated with three recessed triangular cells situated at one end. The two outer cells retain the majority of their red enamel fill, the central cell retains only traces.  

The fragment represents approximately 25% of the entire object.

The metal is light green in colour with a slightly pitted patina.

Length: 29.52mm, Width: 13.09mm, Thickness: 9.46mm, Diameter: 5.73mm, Weight: 12.1g

Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities database: SF-AC0EFB, SF-FCE6DC, NARC-403879 and SWYOR-6B1A81

Class: 'platform decorated' type

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.52 mm
Width: 13.09 mm
Thickness: 9.46 mm
Weight: 12.1 g
Diameter: 5.73 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Harborough (District)
Parish or ward: Laughton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6689
Four figure Latitude: 52.49492473
Four figure longitude: -1.02929775
1:25K map: SP6689
1:10K map: SP68NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: NARC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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