CAMHER-884BC4: Roman openwork mount

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HARNESS MOUNT

Unique ID: CAMHER-884BC4

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Openwork mount, perhaps from horse harness. In shape it is a little like an urn, with a projecting stem, then a rounded base decorated with incised lines radiating from the junction of base and stem. The upper part has two large circular perforations, 5 mm in diameter, with a transverse groove above and below. Above, the mount is damaged and possibly distorted, but there appears to be a long narrow transverse oval perforation in the centre, and then a straight or slightly incurved top edge which projections slightly to either side. On the reverse are two integral rivets, one large with an integral circular rove between the two circular perforations, and the other just a stub but perhaps originally identical, at the junction of the stem and base. 30 mm long and a maximum of 24 mm wide; 9 mm thick with complete rivet. 8.18g. Similar mounts are thought to be military horse trappings. Roman, conventionally dated to the second and third centuries.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 24 mm
Thickness: 9 mm
Weight: 8.18 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 5th March 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Weston Colville (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6250
Four figure Latitude: 52.124573
Four figure longitude: 0.365031
1:25K map: TL6250
1:10K map: TL65SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Whilst metal detecting

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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