DUR-D1D158: Iron Age chain mail fastener

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DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN)

Unique ID: DUR-D1D158

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Chain mail armour fastener A small fragment of a copper alloy fitting, possibly a chain mail armour hook, consisting of a circular or oval terminal, tapering into a narrow neck, and fanning out towards the broken end. The object is flat in cross-section, but is bent up at 90° towards the broken fan-shaped end. In the centre of the terminal, there is a small rivet (circular in cross-section). Both sides of the object, and the rivet itself, show evidence of iron corrosion. Parallels: This object is very similar to find no. 2, although slightly smaller. It may have formed part of a chain mail fitting similar in function to find no. 1, although like no. 2 this piece is undecorated. Alternatively it could have formed part of a harness fitting or mount. Measurements: Length: 35.1mm; width: 8.5mm; thickness: 2.1mm; diameter: 12.7mm; weight: 5.6g

Notes:

Part of a larger hoard. Other objects can be found on the following records.

DUR-344A72

DUR-D1BE02

DUR-D1D158

DUR-D07127

DUR-D07B37

DUR-D08561

DUR-D09DB5

DUR-D0A7D8

DUR-340D74

DUR-22A3D7

DUR-341818

DUR-33CC58

DUR-342505

DUR-D1ABD2

DUR-D22823

DUR-32FCF7

DUR-22C762

DUR-61C246

DUR-331660

DUR-21DB88

DUR-22B1D4

DUR-33B536

DUR-33F0D3

DUR-21EAC5

DUR-D1E234

DUR-D1F8A7

DUR-61CFC6

DUR-220481

DUR-2219C8

DUR-2264F7

DUR-226E23

DUR-229436

DUR-D20562

DUR-D21190

DUR-2289E8

DUR-2151F3

DUR-343853

DUR-222EB5

DUR-D18AB4

DUR-D19577

DUR-D0D451

DUR-22B943

DUR-D139D0

DUR-D156F7

DUR-D113E2

DUR-D04E32

DUR-337FF0

DUR-CF6F56

DUR-D1A0C4

DUR-D0B646

DUR-D0BEE5

DUR-D0C808

DUR-CF5F45

DUR-342BA7

DUR-D108E2

DUR-D145D2

DUR-D18353

DUR-CF8AF8

DUR-CF47F2

DUR-CF35C0

DUR-222888

DUR-218857

DUR-D11E01

DUR-D12A04

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T382

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.08 mm
Width: 8.52 mm
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 3.53 g
Diameter: 12.74 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2011T382

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: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Richmondshire (District)
To be known as: Richmond Area

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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