SUR-42484F: Iron Age to Roman: Cosmetic mortar

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Unique ID: SUR-42484F

Object type certainty: Certain
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A late Iron Age or early Roman cast copper alloy cosmetic mortar, now slightly corroded and pitted. The mortar is crescentic and end-looped. The groove at the terminal might suggest it is intended to be phallic.

Mortars and pestles of this type are unusual insular objects which are rarely found outside Britain.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 55.76 mm
Width: 7.6 mm
Thickness: 9.11 mm
Weight: 13.99 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 15th May 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 14-802

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Mole Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Brockham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ1950
Four figure Latitude: 51.23678189
Four figure longitude: -0.29679688
1:25K map: TQ1950
1:10K map: TQ15SE
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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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