DUR-817823: Copper alloy enamelled Roman strap slide

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Unique ID: DUR-817823

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Cast copper alloy Roman strap slide. It is rectangular in plan and is incomplete with both long edges being broken and uneven. The front face is enamelled with a central line of 4 lozenges filled with yellow enamel. On either side of these lozenges are triangles filled with red enamel and on the outside of these is a row of larger blue triangles. The edges are then broken but it appears that there is a further row of red triangular cells on the outside edge. The reverse is plain and has a rectangular loop which is placed just off-centre.


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.19 mm
Width: 15.44 mm
Thickness: 8.32 mm
Weight: 4.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st June 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Dishforth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3873
Four figure Latitude: 54.151422
Four figure longitude: -1.419682
1:25K map: SE3873
1:10K map: SE37SE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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