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BH-F39698: Roman Allason-Jones type 2 bell shaped stud

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Unique ID: BH-F39698

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper-alloy bell-shaped stud dating to the Roman period of Allason-Jones' Type 2 (Allason-Jones 1985). The stud possesses a hollow, hemispherical base, the outer circumference of which is decorated with two marginal circumferential grooves.. From the underside of the base, there extends a central circular knop. The knop is accentuated by a circumferential groove. From the upper surface of the base, there extends a flared collar which is decorated with a deep circumferential groove. A lug which is rectangular in plan and section extends from this flared collar. The lug is broken. Allason-Jones comments that 'there seems to be little doubt that the majority of Type 2 studs were intended to be used as box fittings of one sort or another. It is possible that they were designed to allow the boxes to be stacked' (Allason-Jones 1985, 97).


13. 5 (addendum). Seen 12.6.18

Class: bell shaped
Sub class: Allason-Jones Type 2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 16th January 2001

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2017 Cardboard box

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: GPS (from the 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 at Piercebridge

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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