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Unique ID: LEIC-93DFD0

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

Iron Age/Romano-British copper alloy fitting, 58mm long, 37mm wide and 7mm thick. The object consists of two sub-circles joined together which have a slight point at each side, making them leaf shaped. Within this are two deep circular grooves one beside the other. Within the grooves are solid domes about 5mm high. The reverse has the broken off base of two shafts, which were probably part of a staple shaped fixing bar. It is likely to date from the late iron age or early Roman period and is a type known as petal boss mount, which are usually found in Northern Britain and may be linked to military sites(pers comm J.D. Hill).

Class: Petal boss

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 58 mm
Width: 37 mm
Thickness: 7 mm

Personal details

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Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Geometric

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Kesteven (District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0039
Four figure Latitude: 52.939089
Four figure longitude: -0.513456
1:25K map: TF0039
1:10K map: TF03NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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