YORYM-681D41: YORYM-681D41 Iron Age petal boss mount

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Unique ID: YORYM-681D41

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast copper alloy petal boss fitting dating from the Late Iron Age to the Roman period. The fitting has a classic petal boss form, this being a tear-drop shape in plan with a raised, circular boss in the centre. On the reverse, the boss shows as a concavity. There is a lug on the reverse; this has a straight, subrectangular-sectioned shaft with a lug, positioned at a right angle to the shaft. There is a casting seam along one side of the shaft.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 300 BC
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.1 mm
Width: 16 mm
Thickness: 6.9 mm
Weight: 4.47 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 24th August 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Beth Echtenacher
Identified by: Beth Echtenacher

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hayton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8245
Four figure Latitude: 53.8947
Four figure longitude: -0.753677
1:25K map: SE8245
1:10K map: SE84NW
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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