BM-7E7273: Roman necklace clasp

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NECKLACE

Unique ID: BM-7E7273

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold necklace clasp, dating to the Roman period. The clasp comprises a single circular-section tapering piece of gold wire which has been bent at one end to form a hook. The terminal has then been bent back on itself to create a decorative curl. At the other end, the wire has been bent into a loop, with the loop secured by wrapping the wire around itself six times. Threaded through the loop is a fragmentary further chain link formed from two pieces of circular-section gold wire. The clasp measures 19mm in length, 5mm in width at the loop end. The clasp weighs 0.91 grams.

Notes:

SF 339. Seen 2.5.18

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: 19 mm
Width: 5 mm
Weight: 0.91 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Box 5, Bag 4

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Fragment

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: 12 months ago

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