HAMP-6F9658: Late Bronze Age - Roman ring

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RING

Unique ID: HAMP-6F9658

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy possible horse harness ring of Late Bronze Age to Roman date (c. 1000 BC - AD 410). The ring weighs 15.51g, measures 25.7mm in diameter (21.1mm internal diameter) and is 7.9mm thick. It is circular in shape with a 2.2mm wide rib running around the circumference. The interior surface features a circumferential ridge, to give a lozenge-shaped cross-section. Both edges are flanked by a 1.3mm wide rib. The object has a very smooth, shiny dark brown patina.
A ring with similar decoration recorded on this database is WILT-1A5240, of which the author writes 'Similar rings have been discovered in a number of Bronze Age hoards and have been suggested as horse harness fittings, as being part of the handles of a sheet-metal cauldron of Class A1 (Type Tul-na-cross) and Class B1 (Types Llyn Fawr, Ballyshannon and Castlederg) (Gerloff 2010, Pl. 17, 7b; Pl.32, 14a; Pl. 33, 14f-h; Pl. 34, 15d, Pl. 54, 33c and Pl. 66, 37g), or part of a chain from which a cauldron or other vessel was suspended over a fire'.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 1000 BC
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 7.9 mm
Weight: 15.51 g
Diameter: 25.7 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 651

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Hurstbourne Priors (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4147
Four figure Latitude: 51.22073082
Four figure longitude: -1.41430842
1:25K map: SU4147
1:10K map: SU44NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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