HAMP-00EA27: Roman lion casket mount

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Unique ID: HAMP-00EA27

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A complete moulded copper alloy stud or mount, in the form of a lion head. Roman (AD 43-200). It is circular in plan, with a pyramid section, and hollow back face. The front face comprises an undecorated outer platform, rising to a second platform containing numerous single lines radiating outwards to represent the lion's mane. From this rises a central projection in the form of a lion's face with open mouth. On the chin are three incised lines prossibly representing teeth. From the left and right corners of the mouth are two lines each to represent whiskers. The right eye is represented by a ring with a central dot. The left eye appears like a closed eye, possibly from an error in manufacture. On the forehead is an iron rivet which corresponds with an iron rivet in the reverse and likely pierces through. The reverse of the stud is undecorated. In the centre is the iron stud, now corroded. The internal edge of the reverse is of varying width caused by crude casting.  

Notes:

Several of these mounts have been found in Suffolk (e.g. SF-0096E3, SF-5AC647, SF-7A9D56, SF-8842 and SF-8319). Please see those records for a description of their use and associations. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.5 mm
Height: 13.05 mm
Width: 24.9 mm
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 13.99 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Exton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6320
Four figure Latitude: 50.97597484
Four figure longitude: -1.10403071
1:25K map: SU6320
1:10K map: SU62SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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