BM-766594: BM-766594: Roman belt mount

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BELT

Unique ID: BM-766594

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A cast copper-alloy belt mount or harness fitting dating to the late second or early third century AD. The fitting is approximately lentoidal in shape and comprises an openwork design of two adjoining trumpet motifs. The openwork plate is D-shaped in section. On the underside of the openwork plate, positioned at each end where the motifs terminate in trumpet-like terminals, there extend two circula-section lugs, the terminals of which appears to have been hammered flat. The strap fitting measures 41mm in length, 18mm in width and a maximum of 4mm in thickness. The lugs measures 4mm in length and is 3mm in width. It weighs 9.09g.

The trumpet or 'trompetenmuster' motif is a common decorative feature of Roman metalwork dating to the second and third century AD. See Von Jenny, W.A. (1935) Keltische Metallarbeiten aus Heidnischer und Christlicher Zeit for a discussion of the motif.

Notes:

SF 4411. Seen 30.5.18

Class: Mount

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 150
Date to: Exactly AD 250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41 mm
Width: 18 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 9.09 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Box 22, Bag 1

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
District: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Piercebridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2115
Four figure Latitude: 54.52984883
Four figure longitude: -1.67701825
1:25K map: NZ2115
1:10K map: NZ21NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: While diving in the River Tees
General landuse: Open fresh water

References cited

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Recording Institution: BM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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