NMS-6D57AD: Probable Roman strap end

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Unique ID: NMS-6D57AD

Object type certainty: Probably
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Incomplete Roman copper alloy probable strap-end or pendant, D-sectioned, outer part missing. The sides curl inward and conjoin before continuing as separate points. A rectangular loop springs from the curled sides formed from two short, broad sides with groove at the junction with the straight bar. This object resembles a 2nd to 3rd-century military buckle such as shown in James 2004, nos. 72-3 or Oldenstein 1976, Kat. Nr. 1011-14, but lacks a pin bar. It is perhaps more likely to have been a strap-end or pendant, such as an ornate strap-end illustrated in Appels and Laycock 2007, 96, fig. AA11.10. Extant length 29mm. Width 30.5mm. 5mm thick. Weighs 11.88g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Circa AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29 mm
Width: 30.5 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 11.88 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 21st October 2014 - Monday 17th November 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Steven Ashley
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 60266
Other reference: NMD112014

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Bunwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM1195
Four figure Latitude: 52.51202915
Four figure longitude: 1.10800733
1:25K map: TM1195
1:10K map: TM19NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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