LEIC-91FB90: Late Iron age copper alloy cosmetic mortar

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COSMETIC MORTAR

Unique ID: LEIC-91FB90

Object type certainty: Certain
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Late Iron age / Roman copper alloy end looped plain mortar, 74mm long, 16mm wide and 11mm thick. The object is in fair condition, having some corrosion and damage to its edges, and weighs 16.82grams.

The mortar consists of a proportionally large, circular cross-sectioned circular loop which folds into the main body of the mortar. The body is plain and is an elongated oval in form, with a gently curved profile. It has a U shaped cross section and it narrows to a shallow point at its end.

The profile matches eg. 89 Fig 10 in Jackson, R. Cosmetic sets of Late Iron Age and Roman Britain. These objects are only found in Britain and emerge from the native, Iron age, culture.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 74 mm
Width: 16 mm
Thickness: 11 mm
Weight: 16.82 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 22nd September 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District)
Parish or ward: Sheepy (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK3701
Four figure Latitude: 52.6055301
Four figure longitude: -1.4550834
1:25K map: SK3701
1:10K map: SK30SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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