NMS-3023A7: Roman unidentified object

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Unique ID: NMS-3023A7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Unidentified object. Copper alloy flat disc stamped on one face with 12 triangles in a circle, points facing inwards, around a very slightly raised circular moulding around a central rectangular hole. Plain on the reverse. There is a very small amount of possible decayed enamel on one triangle. The edges of the disc are certainly complete around most of the circumference but there are abraded patches which may be breaks. Diameter 20mm. Thickness 1.5mm. Weight 2.76g. Probably Roman, perhaps part of a brooch. See for example Hattatt, 2000, 351, fig.210, no.1062. Also similar to a button and loop fastener (NMS-83AAF9). However, it is also similar to another unidentified object dated as medieval or post-medieveal (NMS-49D2E0).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 23rd April 2014 - Wednesday 28th May 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mrs Erica Darch

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 59844
Other reference: DDMD052014

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Uncertain
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
Parish or ward: Kenninghall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM0585
Four figure Latitude: 52.42454153
Four figure longitude: 1.01357979
1:25K map: TM0585
1:10K map: TM08NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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