DUR-D22823: Late Iron Age or Roman Button and Loop Fastener

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BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER

Unique ID: DUR-D22823

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Button and loop fastener or strap terminal

Cast copper alloy button and loop fastener or strap terminal. This fitting has a flat trefoil 'button', formed from three adjoining circles. The loop (cast in one piece with the 'button') projects backwards from the rear of the head, the shank starting from the centre of the trefoil. The shank emerges at 90° to the 'button', bending as it nears the loop, which is at an angle of around 30° to the 'button', in the same plane. The loop and shank are plain, but the front of the 'button' is decorated. Each of the circles which forms the trefoil has an inner raised circular band creating two fields in each circle which would have been filled with enamel. All three of the central circles have the remains of some enamel, which now appears black but this is due to corrosion and degradation. Parallels: This fastener does not fit into Wild's (1970) typology, nor is it closely paralleled in the related 1843 hoard. Measurements: Length: 33.6mm; width: 20.58mm; diameter: 14.5mm; weight: 10.0g

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: 33.61 mm
Width: 20.58 mm
Weight: 9.96 g
Diameter: 14.5 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
Secondary material: Enamel
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

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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