CAM-F7F0A1: Copper-Alloy Cable Bracelet

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Unique ID: CAM-F7F0A1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A curved fragment of a copper-alloy Roman cable bracelet. The bracelet has an incomplete curved length of 143.00 mm. The fragment is formed of three strands of copper-alloy twisted round each other. The strands have a circular cross section, each strand having a diameter of 3.86mm tapering to 2.49mm. The three strands together give the band a diameter of 8.30mm tapering to 6.02mm. All of the strands at the narrower end are level but at the wider end they have broken off at different lengths. The bracelet has a mid green patina with lots of small patches of lighter green corrosion. There are approximately thirty-three other examples of cable bracelets on the Portable Antiquities Scheme (P.A.S.) database, to date, however two stranded cable bracelets seem to be more common than those formed of three strands. See P.A.S. record number WILT-B537D1 for another example of a three stranded version. Four stranded examples of cable bracelets also exist see Crummy, N. 1983 (p.38-39), figure 41, item 1628 shows a three stranded example, item 1633 shows a four stranded example and items 1610-1613 are of two strands.

Class: Cable

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder, assumed to still be with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 250
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 143 mm
Weight: 32.81 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Huntingdon District Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 0.1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Returned to finder, assumed to still be with finder

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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