SUR-8561E6: Roman: Strap end

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Unique ID: SUR-8561E6

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper alloy strap end with a nail cleaner terminal. The strap end has a hipped body and a possible loop on the upper end but the forked terminal is missing. The strap end is decorated with bordering lines of punched dots and crescents. This is one of Crummy and Eckardt's nail-cleaner strap ends (Crummy and Eckardt 2006) and is similar to nos. 112 and 1136. Such strap ends have a largely southern distirbution and appear to be of lagter 4th century date.

Class: Nail-cleaner

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 350
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.8 mm
Width: 10.39 mm
Weight: 3.82 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: B15-99

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Windsor and Maidenhead (Unitary Authority)
District: Windsor and Maidenhead (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: White Waltham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU8577
Four figure Latitude: 51.48557401
Four figure longitude: -0.77723412
1:25K map: SU8577
1:10K map: SU87NE
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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Eckardt, H. and Crummy, N. 2006 Roman or native bodies in Britain: The evidence of late Roman nail-cleaner strap-ends Oxford Blackwell Publishing

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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