BM-7CC415: NCL-2ABCE5: Roman scabbard slide

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SCABBARD

Unique ID: BM-7CC415

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of a copper-alloy scabbard slide of Miks' 'Ringkopf' type dating from the mid-second to mid-third centuries AD. Only the lower part of the slide remains, comprising a stepped hemispherical-section body which terminates in a flat, leaf-shaped plate. There is a small perforation in the leaf-shaped plate although it is unclear whether this is deliberate or the result of corrosion. The fragment measures 50mm in length and a maximum of 6mm in width. The leaf-shaped plate has a width of 12mm. It weighs 5.2g. A parallel for this slide can be found in an example from Stockstadt (Oldenstein 1976, 241 and Taf. 12; ORL B Nr. 33, 51 Nr. 34, Taf 8,3). 'Ringkopf' type scabbard slide frequently possess elaborate leaf-shaped terminals, hence the classification of this example. See for example, Miks 2007, Taf 227-229 for parallels.

Notes:

SF 501. Seen 29.5.18

Class: Slide
Sub class: Miks' 'Ringkopf' type

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50 mm
Width: 6 mm
Weight: 5.2 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Box 15

Materials and construction

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

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: 4 months ago

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