KENT-DEA3B4: KENT-DEA3B4. Baldric ring

Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
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BALDRIC

Unique ID: KENT-DEA3B4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A very badly worn and corroded copper-alloy baldric ring. The ring has a projection, which is broken, originating from the front surface of the main ring. The projection extends for about 6mm away from the main ring. The whole ring appears to have been cast as one piece. The projection would presumably have widened into a knob. The junction of the main ring and projection is defined by a slightly raised lozenge-shaped border. The surface of the artefact is dark green, and heavily pitted. This artefact is likely to have formed part of a baldric, the ring being the means of adjusting the length of the belt. It dates to the late Iron Age.

Class: Baldric ring

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: British Museum
Subsequent action after recording:

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 300 BC
Date to: Circa AD 43

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.24 mm
Width: 37.62 mm
Thickness: 13.02 mm
Weight: 28 g
Diameter: 39.24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 18th February 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Richardson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Richardson

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Tandridge (District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3541
Four figure Latitude: 51.152343
Four figure longitude: -0.071121
1:25K map: TQ3541
1:10K map: TQ34SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: British Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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