NLM-3FAF0C: Roman button and loop fastener

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BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER

Unique ID: NLM-3FAF0C

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy button and loop fastener, Wild Class 6b. An elongated triangular loop  with ragged oval aperture is bent sharply at its base, then expands to form a rectangular flat plate with incised linear borders. A glossy patina is so dark as to resemble paint, which it probably is not – this polishing perhaps arose from prolonged contact with the fabric of garments. Suggested date: Early Roman, 100-200

Length: 39.7mm, Width: 15.4mm, Thickness (plate): 2.6mm, Weight: 6.93gms

Class: Wild Class 6b

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.7 mm
Width: 15.4 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 6.93 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 15th July 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM47072

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Gainsborough

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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