LVPL-DF6AE4: Roman unidentified object

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Unique ID: LVPL-DF6AE4

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy fragment of uncertain function. The object is D-shaped in cross-section and sub-rectangular in plan with a rounded terminal. The rounded terminal curves backwards slightly however it is unclear whether this is intentional or due to damage. Above the terminal is a transverse ridge, above this the centre of the object is decorated with four punched circles. Either side of the punched circles are diagonal grooves.

Each end of the object appears to terminate with an ancient break. The rear of the object is undecorated and there are no rivet holes or signs of attachment. The object has a mid-green patina and is in fair condition.

Dimensions: 25mm in length, 9.5mm in width, 2mm thick, 2.9g

The exact function of this object is uncertain due to its fragmentary nature however suggested functions include a strap end and a bracelet terminal.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25 mm
Width: 9.5 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st August 2015 - Sunday 30th August 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Barnwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0483
Four figure Latitude: 52.43509134
Four figure longitude: -0.47163141
1:25K map: TL0483
1:10K map: TL08SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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