DUR-EF8C29: DUR-EF8C29 : Fob : Iron Age to Roman

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FOB

Unique ID: DUR-EF8C29

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy probable fob or mount of Late Iron Age to Early Roman date (200 BC-AD 200). The fob is formed of four interconnected and spiralling arms that curve round to lay on the inner curve of the adjacent arm, resulting in teardrop-shaped openwork elements within each spiralled arm. The centre of the object has a circular cell, now empty, which would have held enamel. Each arm has a projecting circular knop at the terminal which have integral curvilinear lines which give the knops the form of a highly stylised flower. The reverse of the object has a small, projecting, broken spur which would have formed a suspension loop.

The metal is a dark brown in colour with a smooth patina.

Fobs or danglers remain a poorly understood artefact type, and may have been hung from items of equipment, personal apparel or harness decoration (Jope 2000:285).

Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Database: SUR-8328CA, GLO-00B794 and NMGW-6368D1

Width: 29.60mm, Height: 28.90mm, Thickness: 6.79mm, Weight: 9.7g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 200 BC
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 28.9 mm
Width: 29.6 mm
Thickness: 6.79 mm
Weight: 9.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Curvilinear
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Hameringham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF3066
Four figure Latitude: 53.17523634
Four figure longitude: -0.05641726
1:25K map: TF3066
1:10K map: TF36NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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