DUR-4F24E2: Pendant-Roman?-DUR-4F24E2

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Unique ID: DUR-4F24E2

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy pendant, probably Iron Age- Roman in date

In plan it is lozenge shape with a spherical knop at each corner. The top knop has a central hole, presumably for suspension. It is open in the centre with the four arms connecting the knops being slim and cylindrical. Although it is simple and plain, the patina suggests an Iron Age- Roman date. It also bears similarities to other items of this date, such as the strap slides with domes on the front etc.

A direct parallel has not been found so far but two similar objects have been recorded on the PAS database as LEIC-B57246 and SF-3AB401 which are triangular in plan but have the spherical knops and slim arms connecting them. These two items have been recorded as strap fittings dating to the Iron Age.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.71 mm
Width: 27.24 mm
Weight: 7.4 g
Diameter: 8.38 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 22nd September 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: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Dalton Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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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Audit data

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

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