GLO-67EF31: GLO-67EF31 Iron Age harness fitting

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HARNESS FITTING

Unique ID: GLO-67EF31

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

A copper alloy ring of probably Iron Age to Roman date (c. 300 BC - AD 100). The ring is circular in cross-section. It is decorated by a finely executed double wavy line within a recessed band that rind around the circumference of the ring. The inner surface of the ring is smooth and in places shows signs of wear which may indicate where is has rubbed on a strap. Rings of this type are generally believed to have been harness or strap fittings, however, they may have a variety of uses.

A number of similar rings have been recorded on the PAS database including: SOM-3B5971, HAMP-FCFA25, SF-60F0B4, WILT-50C040, SUSS-F2DF27, LIN-7105F4 & WILT-725FF2.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 8 mm
Thickness: 10 mm
Weight: 2.17 g
Diameter: 40 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st July 2015 - Friday 1st January 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams
Identified by: Mr Kurt Adams

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Weston under Penyard (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO6424
Four figure Latitude: 51.91335861
Four figure longitude: -2.52477872
1:25K map: SO6424
1:10K map: SO62SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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