NMGW-72FDF0: Escutcheon (front)

Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
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VESSEL

Unique ID: NMGW-72FDF0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Near complete copper alloy escutcheon from a hanging bowl or bucket, probably of Late Iron Age date, C. 50 BC to 100 AD. The escutcheon body is of globular form with an integral large incomplete loop, presumably to secure a handle. The body of the mount appears slightly domed, and is decorated with a motif consisting of two high raised moulded opposed semicircular arcs, with a slight break in-between the two. Beneath the raised motif is a circular attachment hole, placed off centre and surrounded with iron corrosion. It is possible to suggest this means of attachment is a secondary repair because of the relative carelessness of the work. The rear of the mount at the base is angled (c. 30 degrees from the vertical), suggesting the escutcheon would have been out-splayed at the vessel rim, or more likely, would have incorporated the in-turning upper body of the vessel, ensuring the escutcheon would have been vertical. Above the base, the rear has a wide groove to accommodate the vessel rim. The lower arm of the groove is wide and curved, while the upper arm is short and straight. The rear of the loop is flat, and there are the remnants of a slight step at the base of the loop. The rear of the mount was originally probably soldered onto the vessel.

Notes:

The design of the rear of the mount would suggest a vessel with an inward turning upper body and a deep rim, possibly rolled.

Evidence of reuse: Possible evidence of repair

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 50 BC
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 53.2 mm
Width: 30.2 mm
Thickness: 15.5 mm
Weight: 46.3 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st July 2003

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA 2003.152.1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wrexham (Unitary Authority)
District: Wrexham (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Rossett (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ3359
Four figure Latitude: 53.123942
Four figure longitude: -3.002663
1:25K map: SJ3359
1:10K map: SJ35NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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