SWYOR-49BDD6: Iron Age Terret ring

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HARNESS FITTING

Unique ID: SWYOR-49BDD6

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A copper alloy dropped bar terret with unadorned ring. The terret dates from between c.100 BC - AD 100. It comprises a simple plain oval loop with a second, sub-rectangular loop cast integrally at the base of the terret. The thickness of the oval loop tapers from its widest part at the bottom (where it measures 10.5mm) to the top where it measures 6.5mm. The surface is quite pitted and corroded. The terret ring weighs 19.2gmand measures 26.5mm in length, 14.7mm in width and 11.4mm in thickness. and measures 37.8mm in length, 30.9mm in width and 10.5mm in thickness.

A similar example, found as part of a small hoard of 5 terrets, can be seen in Macgregors 'Early Celtic Art in North Britain' Vol. 2, No.59.

Class: Terret Ring

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.8 mm
Width: 30.9 mm
Thickness: 10.5 mm
Weight: 19.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st March 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Marshall
Identified by: Ms Anna Marshall

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Barnsley (Metropolitan District)
District: Barnsley (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Wortley (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: Wednesday 25th May 2005
Updated: Thursday 29th November 2012

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