DUR-C607C5: DUR-C607C5

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Unique ID: DUR-C607C5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Late Iron Age/ early Roman toggle.

It is sub-circular in cross section, with a flattened upper edge. From this upper edge comes a small rounded attachment loop in the centre. In plan it appears like two hour-glass shapes connected at the bases. The central section is widened and has two raised bands. It then narrows, and is slightly concave, before widening slightly to raised rounded terminals.

These items are likely to have fulfilled a similar function as the button and loop fasteners which they preceded, being used for horse harness and human clothing.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 150 BC
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.34 mm
Width: 9.58 mm
Thickness: 6.33 mm
Weight: 7.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st August 2010

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
To be known as: Cawthorne

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
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

No references cited so far.

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

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