NMS-839308: Incomplete Roman mount from a harness or belt

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-839308

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete Roman copper alloy mount from a harness or belt. At one end there is an ovoid lobe and at the other end a break which may not be old. The width increases from the lobe towards the break and front face is taken up by a trapezoidal cell containing traces of enamel which now appear very pale pinkish brown. On the rust-stained reverse a probably incomplete, integral, round-sectioned rivet projects from behind the frame of the enamelled. Behind a transverse rib next to the other end of the frame much of the stump of a second rivet has been removed by the drilling of a secondary hole next to the break. Extant length 26.2mm. Width 6.8mm. Thickness exclding rivets 2.3mm. No close parallel noted. 2nd - 3rd century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.2 mm
Width: 6.8 mm
Thickness: 2.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 22nd October 2021 - Tuesday 21st December 2021

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 3182
Other reference: SB11012022

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Gunthorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG0037
Four figure Latitude: 52.89323259
Four figure longitude: 0.97166606
1:25K map: TG0037
1:10K map: TG03NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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