BM-ECCA29: Roman strap fitting

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BELT

Unique ID: BM-ECCA29

Object type certainty: Probably
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A copper-alloy harness fitting or belt mount dating to the Roman period. The fitting is flat and possesses a series of openwork decorations. At one end, the fitting possesses a small semi-circular suspension loop with circular perforation. This extends to a larger, flat semi-circular plate with three oval perforations. Beyond this flat plate, the body narrows to form a hemispherical-section extension with moulded ribs at each end. It terminates in a flat plate comprising three triangular extensions. The plate possesses a circular perforation. The fitting measures 49mm in length, a maximum of 14mm in width and 1.5mm in thickness. The harness fitting weighs 2.3 grams.

Notes:

SF 4586. Seen 14.5.18

Class: Mount

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49 mm
Width: 14 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Box 22, Bag 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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