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Unique ID: DENO-F5C2D6
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
Fragment of a late Iron Age cast copper alloy harness fitting (100 BC - AD 43). The fragment comprises a substantial portion of the D-shaped loop with an integral, central lip-shaped moulding formed of two protuding convex discs of red enamel or coral. The upper terminal has been broken and is badly pitted and corroded. The lower terminal has a collar with a circular section and is slightly pitted, and the section where the bar would have been attached is visible. It's length is 52.9mm, it's thickness: 10.5mm and weight: 27.7g
Harness fitting terrets emerged in Britain during the 3rd century BC and were the most abundant copper alloy material in the archaeological record of the later Iron Age. They were attached to chariots drawn by yoked ponies.
See: Lewis, A. 2015. Iron Age and Roman-Era Vehicle Terrets from Western and Central Britain: An Interpretative Study. PhD Thesis. University of Leicester. Available at <https://lra.le.ac.uk/bitstream/2381/32900/1/2015LewisASGPhD.pdf>
Sub class: lipped
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Length: 52.9 mm
Thickness: 10.5 mm
Weight: 27.7 g
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Other reference: DERBY E8626
4 Figure: SK2030
Four figure Latitude: 52.86711226
Four figure longitude: -1.70434695
1:25K map: SK2030
1:10K map: SK23SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
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