LANCUM-F6D7D8: Medieval copper alloy ring

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Unique ID: LANCUM-F6D7D8

Object type certainty: Certain
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A large round copper alloy ring, which might be part of a horse harness, or could be, because of it's size more possibly a suspension ring for a cauldron, or a tethering ring.

It is circular in shape with a round section of 7.5mm, thinning to 6.5mm in certain places, suggesting wear. It is difficult to ascribe a particular period to this piece. Possibly Iron Age to Medieval.

See WILT-D31115 and WHM-1530

The diameter is 106mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 84.1 g
Diameter: 106 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 19th November 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Paul Hickman
Identified by: Mr Stuart Noon
Secondary identifier: Mr Paul Hickman

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Ribble Valley (District)
To be known as: PENDLETON

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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