BM-C81D76: BM-C81D76: Roman belt mount

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BELT

Unique ID: BM-C81D76

Object type certainty: Possibly
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A cast copper-alloy harness or belt mount dating to the late second or early third century AD. The fitting is circular in shape and openwork, comprising four tendrils, which meet to form a cross and create four openwork pelta motifs. The openwork plate is D-shaped in section. On the underside of the openwork plate, positioned on the circumference of the fitting, there extend two circular-section lugs, with applied flat circular end-plates. The mount measures 25mm in diameter and a maximum of 2mm in thickness. The lugs measures 5mm in length and are 3mm in diameter. The end plates are 6mm and 7mm in diameter respectively. It weighs 6g.

A similar, but slightly more elaborate circular mount (BM-7607F1) has been found in the River Tees at Piercebridge and forms part of the same assemblage.

Notes:

SF 5626. 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
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 6 g
Diameter: 25 mm

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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Audit data

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

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