KENT-ACD7CC: Uncertain Iron Age triple looped mount

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Object type certainty: Possibly
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A cast and incomplete copper-alloy object of late Iron age date, possibly a fitting from a tankard.

Description: The strap distributor is trilobate with two paired rings and a third perpendicular to the pair. each ring is an exaggerated D-Shape in cross-section. The lower perpendicular ring has a shank projecting downwards with some flaring towards the base where it is broken and worn. It is patinated dark green with some chunks out of the lower ring.

Measurements: 32.2mm high, 25.98mm wide, 13.39mm thick and 12.08g in weight.

Discussion: While clearly of late Iron Age in form the exact ID of this object is uncertain, it bares some relationship to tankard fittings but also Iron Age strap fittings.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 200 BC
Date to: Circa 100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 32.2 mm
Width: 25.98 mm
Thickness: 13.39 mm
Weight: 12.08 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Shepway (District)
Parish or ward: Lyminge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR1540
Four figure Latitude: 51.11893097
Four figure longitude: 1.07070705
1:25K map: TR1540
1:10K map: TR14SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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