BM-DF3DF7: Roman openwork harness pendant

Rights Holder: All rights reserved
CC License:

Rights Holder: All rights reserved
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: BM-DF3DF7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Two fragments from a copper-alloy pendant, possibly a terminal pendant from a sword belt dating to the late second or third century AD. The pendant is leaf-shaped with an expanded rounded terminal at one end and an attachment loop at the other. The pendant measures 47mm in length and a maximum of 36mm in width. The pendant weighs 9.1 grams. For an extremely similar pendant from Stockstadt see Oldenstein 1976, 247 and Taf. 32).


SF 462. Seen 29.5.18

Class: Shoulder belt
Sub class: Terminal plate

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 150
Date to: Circa AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2
Length: 47 mm
Width: 36 mm
Weight: 9.1 g

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Box 15, Bag 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

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

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: BM-7CC415
Object type: SCABBARD
Broadperiod: ROMAN
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…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: BM-D540E1
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A complete copper-alloy pendant, probably associated with horse harness and dating to the second or third centuries AD. The pendant comprises …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: BM-D5BD71
Object type: BELT
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A copper-alloy openwork pendant or hanger from a shoulder belt dating to the late second or early third century AD. The fitting is flat and le…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: BM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 6 months ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.