LVPL-1CB458: LVPL-1CB458 Fragment of a cast copper alloy vulvate strap fitting of Roman date

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Unique ID: LVPL-1CB458

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Fragment of a cast copper alloy strap fitting of Roman date, c.200-300. All that remains of the fitting is an oval boss with single central deep median groove in a stylised representation of the female vulva. These types of boss are usually found attached to a hexagonal shaped integral back plate with studs or rivets on the back for attachment. See LIN-38A654 for example. These type of strap fittings are normally classed as military belt fittings and are commonly dated to the third century. Find recorded from images supplied by North West MDC. Unfortunately no measurements recorded.


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 200
Date to: AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st October 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Janny Baxter
Identified by: Miss Janny Baxter

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Murton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6553
Four figure Latitude: 53.968998
Four figure longitude: -1.010622
1:25K map: SE6553
1:10K map: SE65SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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