LANCUM-A7BDF1: Possibly a Roman vessel mount

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VESSEL

Unique ID: LANCUM-A7BDF1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn copper-alloy escutcheon/handle attachment from a Roman vessel probably dating from the 2nd century AD.

The curvature of the piece indicates that it would have been fitted to the rim of a circular-sectioned vessel. The object is roughly triangular with extremely worn edges and corners. There is a drilled perforation in the centre which looks equally worn. If it was decorated with moulded or incised decoration, this is no longer visible. The artefact is heavily corroded.

Similar items were recorded under LANCUM-170546, BH-FB17E1 and ESS-874B53 and an excavated parallel for this escutcheon was found at Verulamium, in a disturbed Antonine context (see Frere 1972: 130/fig. 40, no. 130). A parallel can be seen in Allason-Jones and Miket, 1984, The Catalogue of small finds from South Shields Roman Fort, number 3.732. This, and other cited examples, are noted to have come from 2nd century vessels, which is probably also the case for this object.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 100
Date to: Exactly AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.4 mm
Width: 14 mm
Thickness: 5.5 mm
Weight: 17.84 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 26th January 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
To be known as: Cockermouth

Spatial coordinates


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.

Similar objects

Find number: LANCUM-170546
Object type: VESSEL
Broadperiod: ROMAN
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Find number: ESS-874B53
Object type: VESSEL
Broadperiod: ROMAN
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Find number: BH-FB17E1
Object type: VESSEL
Broadperiod: ROMAN
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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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