BM-B56084: BM-B56084: Roman mount

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BELT

Unique ID: BM-B56084

Object type certainty: Possibly
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A cast copper-alloy belt mount dating to the late second or early third century AD. The fitting comprises an asymmetrical openwork design of three trumpet motifs. The trumpet motifs are quite angular in their rendering, and appear almost triangular in section. On the underside of the openwork plate, there are two circular-section lugs positioned where the trumpet motifs meet. The terminal of one of the lugs has been flattened by hammering, whilst the other possesses an applied flat circular end plate. The strap fitting measures 36mm in length, a maximum of 24mm in width and a maximum of 5mm in thickness. The lugs measures 5mm in length and are 4mm in diameter. The end plate measures 7mm in diameter. It weighs 12g.

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 472. Seen 30.5.18

Class: Mount

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 150
Date to: Circa AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36 mm
Width: 24 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 12 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: 5 months ago

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