DUR-004998: Roman domed fitting

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Unique ID: DUR-004998

Object type certainty: Probably
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Cast copper alloy Roman decorative fitting, probably harness, of Taylor and Brailsford (1985) Type 3. It would have been lozenge shape in plan when complete. It is incomplete having missing the lower quarter. The two side quarters are taken up by the hollow circular domes which have a groove around their bases. The two domes are linked by a small rectangular section. The upper and lower quarters have a triangular perforation before a triangular domed section which is also hollow on the reverse. The lower of these has broken off.

It is comparable to an example illustrated in Taylor and Brailsford (1985, 264; no. 41).

Class: strap link
Sub class: Taylor and Brailsford Type 3

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.47 mm
Width: 42.48 mm
Weight: 16 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st September 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2008
Four figure Latitude: 54.46698165
Four figure longitude: -1.69294159
1:25K map: NZ2008
1:10K map: NZ20NW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Taylor, J.A. and Brailsford, J.W. 1985 British Iron Age Strap-Unions London The Prehistoric Society 264 41

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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