BM-D540E1: Roman harness pendant

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Unique ID: BM-D540E1

Object type certainty: Probably
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A complete copper-alloy pendant, probably associated with horse harness and dating to the second or third centuries AD. The pendant comprises a flat, leaf-shaped plate. At the widest point of the plate, there extends a rectangular-section attachment loop which is broken. On the upper surface of the plate, at the point where the plate meets the attachment loop, there are two diagonal grooves, creating a small triangular pattern. At the apex of the plate, the thickness of the plate expands slightly creating a small raised terminal. The pendant measures 43mm in length, a maximum of 21mm in width and 1mm in thickness. It weighs 4.1g. See Oldenstein 1976, Taf 30 for similar leaf-shaped pendants, particularly Cat. No. 200 from Pfunz (Oldenstein 1976, 246, No. 246).


SF 354. Seen 29.5.18

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43 mm
Width: 21 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 4.1 g

Personal details

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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: 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: 7 months ago

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