SWYOR-D5EBC2: Iron Age platform decorated terret

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A fragment of a copper alloy Iron Age to Roman platform-decorated terret dating from AD 1 - 100. Only a fragment of the hoop and one platform survive. The hoop is circular in cross-section. The platform is abradrd round the edges but appears to have been circular. It is positioned forward of the hoop on a circular sectioned shank which is 4mm long. The platform face is decorated with an incised circle containing two punched dots. An incised line forms a border round the outside, touching the circle at one side and positioned 2-3mm away from it at the other side. Only about half of this motif survives, so the design is extrapolated from the surviving part. It could also form a keeled roundel. The fragment has a dark brown patina. It is 25.7mm long, 10.8mm wide and 16mm thick. The hoop is 7.9mm diameter. The platform is 15.9mm long, 14.2mm wide and 3.7mm thick. 13.74g. The breaks are worn and patinated, but are green rather than brown.

Traditionally known as a platform decorated terret, Lewis (2015) classifies terrets of this type as "terrets with triple projections; platforms" in her PHD thesis: Iron Age and Roman-era vehicle terrets from Western and central Britain; an interpretive study".

Class: terret
Sub class: platform decorated

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 1
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.7 mm
Width: 10.8 mm
Thickness: 16 mm
Weight: 13.74 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 16th May 2016 - Monday 16th May 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2929

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Copmanthorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5547
Four figure Latitude: 53.91623488
Four figure longitude: -1.16412211
1:25K map: SE5547
1:10K map: SE54NE
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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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