PUBLIC-B72915: PUBLIC-B72915

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-B72915

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy stud  of probable Roman date. It has a plano-convex head which is circular in plan and sub-semi-circular in section, with a flattened base. An integral shaft of circular section projects from the base. It has a slight taper and terminates in what is probably an old break.

Diameter (head): 10.8mm (max). Thickness (head): 7.2mm. Diameter (shaft): 4.8mm (max). Overall Length: 16.2mm. Weight: 4.04g.


Similar globular headed examples are depicted in Crummy 1981: page 115, fig 116 and are described as being almost certainly from furniture upholstery.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.2 mm
Weight: 4.04 g
Diameter: 10.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 16th October 2021 - Saturday 16th October 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 21-157

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Martock (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4517
Four figure Latitude: 50.9497966
Four figure longitude: -2.78432513
1:25K map: ST4517
1:10K map: ST41NE
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: PUBLIC
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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