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HARNESS FITTING

Unique ID: SUR-79D2FE

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A corroded fragment of a copper-alloy harness fitting terret ring of Iron Age date, c.300 - 50 BC. Approximately one quarter of the terret ring remains, with worn breaks to either end. The interior of the ring is smooth and the outer curve is moulded into a series of three lobes, each of which comprises a pair of lips. The ring has a circular cross section. Cf Lewis (2015) Lipped Type V.

Notes:

Terret rings were used as rein guides on chariots or carts used during the Late Iron Age to Early Roman period. They were set in a line along the yoke and five terrets were usually used per chariot.

Class: terret; lipped
Sub class: Lewis Type V

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 300 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.9 mm
Width: 8.3 mm
Weight: 7.81 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 7th September 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
Parish or ward: Horndean (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7115
Four figure Latitude: 50.93009107
Four figure longitude: -0.9910739
1:25K map: SU7115
1:10K map: SU71NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Lewis, A.S.G. 2015 Iron Age and Roman-era Vehicle Terrets From Western and Central Britain: An Interpretive Study Leicester University of Leicester

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Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 9 days ago
Updated: 9 days ago

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