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YORYM-E7DD98: Roman : Vessel Mount

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Unique ID: YORYM-E7DD98

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper alloy vessel mount or escutcheon of late Iron Age to Roman date. The main body of the mount is an inverted sub-triangular shape with a flattened D-shaped section and a rectangular projection from the upper edge. The worn remains of a loop project from the upper corners of the rectangular panel with a slight backward curve. Each tip of the triangular body appears to be broken suggesting further elements projected. The reverse of the mount is slightly concaved and undecorated.
The mount is possibly a worn example of an abstract bovine depicted 'head-on' type as seen in LIN-EF25D3. Other parallels on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database include DUR-510214 and HESH-A0AE36.
The metal has a shiny greenish-brown patina and survives in fair condition. The mount is 45.6mm long, 34.8mm wide, 10.9mm thick and weighs 40.4g.

Class: Mount
Evidence of reuse: Counter stamp

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.6 mm
Width: 34.8 mm
Thickness: 10.9 mm
Weight: 40.4 g

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Materials and construction

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

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)
Parish or ward: Welton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9525
Four figure Latitude: 53.712783
Four figure longitude: -0.56208
1:25K map: SE9525
1:10K map: SE92NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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