WMID-2A5C72: Early Roman: Incomplete lunate apron or harness

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Unique ID: WMID-2A5C72

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy lunate or crescentic harness or apron pendant, of Early Roman dating (AD 43 to AD 200).

Around 90% of the pendant is present, as the suspension loop is incomplete. The pendant has a suspension loop set perpendicular to the main feature. The main body of the pendant is crescentic in plan with double knobbed terminals that meet in the middle at the base of the pendant. The reverse inner edge is chamfered.

It measures 36.4 mm in length, 24.6 mm wide and 5.4 mm thick. It weighs 8.4 g.

The pendant is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina.

These pendants are associated with the Roman military and may have adorned a horse harness or a soldier's apron. Similar lunate pendants have been recorded on the PAS database, including: PUBLIC-461DE1; SUR-80B2EB and BERK-DCEB17.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.4 mm
Width: 24.6 mm
Thickness: 5.4 mm
Weight: 8.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th April 2019 - Sunday 14th April 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Longdon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0812
Four figure Latitude: 52.70561137
Four figure longitude: -1.88303797
1:25K map: SK0812
1:10K map: SK01SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 10 days ago
Updated: 10 days ago

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