SWYOR-40D759: Roman Unidentifield Object

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Unique ID: SWYOR-40D759

Object type certainty: Certain
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An unidentified incomplete object of possible Roman date, AD 43 - 410. It is a length of copper alloy which is curved in plan and U-shaped in cross section. The outer face of the curve is rough and possibly incomplete and is concave. It is unclear whether the long edges are complete or not. The inner face of the curve is smooth with a glossy patina surviving in places, and appears to be worn. One end is certainly a break; the other end is squarer and is more D-shaped in cross-section and could be an original end. If the possibly complete end is positioned vertically, the bend in the length puts the broken end at right angles to the complete end, so the bar bends through ninety degrees in a smooth, but uneven curve which is straighter at the complete end and then curves more strongly near the broken end, before curving less strongly again right by the broken end. The bar measures: length 39.7mm, width 9.6mm and thickness 6.6mm, weight 12.07g.

The unfinished looking outer face makes it unlikely that this is part of a bracelet or other dress accessory, nor does it appears to be part of a loop or ring. The function of this object remains unknown.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.7 mm
Width: 9.6 mm
Thickness: 6.6 mm
Weight: 12.07 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 14th December 2018 - Thursday 14th March 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS reference number 3360

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rotherham (Metropolitan District)
District: Rotherham (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Wath (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4500
Four figure Latitude: 53.49478705
Four figure longitude: -1.32316708
1:25K map: SE4500
1:10K map: SE40SE
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: SWYOR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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