NMGW-CE9434: Roman terret

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Unique ID: NMGW-CE9434

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper alloy terret, probably of 1st or 2nd century AD date The terret is fragmentary and is from the covered-loop type. Both loops are missing and the terret is represented by a portion of the saddle-shaped 'skirt' and the pedestal beneath the upper loop. The skirt has a maximum surviving length of 32.90mm and is rising at both ends towards the terminals. The skirt has a maximum surviving width of 22.42mm and is decorated with oblique incised lines from the sides. The underside of the terret displays the two stubs from the lower ring with diameters of approximately 6mm. The stubs are 9.77mm apart. The underside has undergone minimal finishing and clearly displays the casting seam. The upper ring sat on a rectangular pedestal with a length of 18.98mm, a width of 7.79mm and a height of 4.9mm. The pedestal is decorated with a horizontal rib containing a cross hatched design. At the top of the pedestal the base of the upper ring is evident. The terret fragment weighs 18.6g and has differential surface preservation with a dark green to black patina, where preserved.

Class: terret
Sub class: protected-loop (skirted)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.9 mm
Width: 22.42 mm
Weight: 18.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ruth Battye
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA 2005.164.1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Manorbier (Community)

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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