BM-3B45D2: Roman harness fitting

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Unique ID: BM-3B45D2

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An incomplete copper-alloy openwork mount, probably a harness fitting dating to the Roman period. The mount is approximately circular in plan and rectangular in section. At the centre is a circular panel from which eight spokes emerge and join the outer band. The object has a maximum diameter of 27.3mm and a thickness of 1.7mm. The object weighs 3 grams. A similar but larger mount is described as an openwork phalera from a baldric on this website. (


SF 721. Seen 30.5.18

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Period to: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 3 g
Diameter: 27.3 mm

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: Incomplete

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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