BM-9A3577: BM-9A3577: Roman mount

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BELT

Unique ID: BM-9A3577

Object type certainty: Possibly
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A copper-alloy fitting possibly from a ring buckle belt dating to the late second or third centuries AD. The mount comprises a flat, pelta-shaped plate from which extends rectangular plate which is hemispherical in section. The upper surface of the plate appears to have been tinned. The underside of the plate is plain although corrosion products (possibly mineralised leather) adhere to its surface. On the underside of the plate, there extends an oval-section lug which is bent back on itself. The mount measures 20mm in length, 26mm in width and 3mm in thickness. The mount weighs 6.3 grams. See Hoss 2014, 209-210 for a description of the type and Taf. 62 for parallels. It is difficult to comment on their distribution due to the small number found. However, there does seem to be a concentration of the type along the Donau limes (Hoss 2014, 209-210). No other examples are known from Roman Britain.

Notes:

SF 463. Seen 30.5.18

Class: Mount

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 175
Date to: Circa AD 250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20 mm
Width: 26 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 6.3 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
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

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: 3 months ago

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