NCL-271C9A: IA enamel STUD

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Unique ID: NCL-271C9A

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete cast copper-alloy cup-headed stud inlaid with green enamel. Sally Worrell has comented that such studs are late Iron Age or Early Roman, usually with either a blue or red enamel (see FAKL-FCD5C7). This example has a green enamel with no traces of blue or red. The head is cup-shaped and is roughly circular in plan. The diameter of the head is 14.44mm and the cup has a thickness of 5.57mm. On the under side of the cup is a truncated shank, 4.65mm diameter x 2.44mm long.

Objects like this occur in Iron Age contexts with parallels from Dinorben, Abergele, Denb. (Savory 1976, Fig 35, 8-10).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5.57 mm
Weight: 3.14 g
Diameter: 14.44 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Andrew Agate
Identified by: Mr Andrew Agate
Secondary identifier: Ms Sally Worrell

Other reference numbers

Other reference: GNM No. 8617

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Mitford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ1885
Four figure Latitude: 55.1590032
Four figure longitude: -1.71904144
1:25K map: NZ1885
1:10K map: NZ18NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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