SWYOR-2A4D36: Roman glass bracelet

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Unique ID: SWYOR-2A4D36

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of a glass bracelet or bangle of Roman date, probably 1st century. It is of angular D shaped (or triangular) section and is a translucent light blue colour. It is decorated with two hook shaped designs in opaque yellow glass, probably trailed into the blue glass and then smoothed. The shaft of each hook runs along the apex of the D and then the hook bends down the side of the bracelet, becoming broader. The bends of the two hooks curve in opposite directions and do not meet, but are separated by a narrow gap. The fragment is 39.5mm long, 13.6mm wide and 8.3mm thick. It weighs 7.12gm.

Similar bracelets can be found on the database; see for example references YORYM-7325B6, FAKL-C8D895 and SWYOR-65B384, but these have a raised ridge of cable decoration along the apex. Similar bangles are also described in "Roman Castleford" (Cool and Philo, 1998, page 189): "Numbers 225 and 227 are both deep blue and decorated with opaque white and yellow trails and pothooks and are thus examples of [Kilbride-Jones] type 3I/J". The Castleford examples come from contexts dated AD 71 - AD 86.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.5 mm
Width: 13.6 mm
Thickness: 8.3 mm
Weight: 7.12 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th February 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2317

Materials and construction

Primary material: Glass
Secondary material: Other
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Selby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5932
Four figure Latitude: 53.78099401
Four figure longitude: -1.10610672
1:25K map: SE5932
1:10K map: SE53SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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