DEV-55C14F: Copper alloy ring

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Unique ID: DEV-55C14F

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy ring with hexagonal cross section and slightly uneven thickness and width of unknown date. The exterior edge of the object has a slightly hexagonal plan, with two straightened parallel edges, one of which corresponding with internal wear. The object is undecorated but has prominent striations from filing in some places.

Dimensions: length 30.4mm; width 28.9mm; thickness 3.1mm; weight 5.37g.

Such rings are largely undatable and can be as early as Iron Age, but it is most likely a Medieval to Post-Medieval horse harness ring, possibly to link two straps given its two straightened edges.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa 800 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.4 mm
Width: 28.9 mm
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 5.37 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd March 2014 - Sunday 2nd March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019174

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Tarrant Hinton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9310
Four figure Latitude: 50.88944159
Four figure longitude: -2.10088937
1:25K map: ST9310
1:10K map: ST91SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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