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    • Broad period: IRON AGE
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Record ID: YORYM-700D19
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy zoomorphic vessel mount Iron Age date, c.100 BC - AD 100. The mount comprises a sub-D-shaped loop with zoomorphic decoration and a split attachment terminal. The zoomorphic element comprises an ovate shaped and sectioned beast head with prominent brow and rounded, slightly outward turned snout. Two parallel semi-circular projections to the top of the head represent ears and deep circular recesses mark the eyes to either side of the brow. A D-sectioned neck extends from the reverse of the head, just behind the ears, curving to form a C-shape and expanding into …
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-6F65B8
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possibly complete unidentified object of possible late Iron Age to Roman date, c.100 BC - 200 AD. The object comprises an elongated sub-rectangular shaft which terminates to either end in integral flattened discs. One of the discs has an off centre ovate perforation. Two further discs also project at the mid-point of the shaft; one to either side. Each of the discs are decorated on the upper surface with concentric insets. A cruciform perforation is present to the centre of the stem. The reverse is flat and undecorated though the object is slightly distorted. The metal has a dark gr…
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-4457A0
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy mount of Iron Age date, c. 500 BC - AD 100. The object is circular with an ovate section resulting in a flattened spherical appearance. A shallow and incomplete circumferential groove is present around approximately one third of the edge of the mount. The upper surface of the mount has a slightly raised integral circular panel with four pointed ovate recesses around a small central circular recess. Each of these elements is separated by a cross of copper-alloy, integral to the rest of the body of the object. The four ovate recesses retain traces of an indete…
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-440E7E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A base gold or plated copper-alloy Iron Age stater of British North Eastern (Corieltavi) inscribed type dating to the period AD 15 - 40. AVN// T COST reverse type depicting disjointed horse facing left. ABC, p.99, no.1929. ABC suggests that these coins were struck to favour the AVN suggesting this refers to the person who issued them.
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-8597F3
Object type: STUD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper-alloy enamelled stud of late Iron Age to Roman date, c. AD 40 -80. The stud is circular with a D-shaped section and a chequerboard design on the upper surface. The resulting cells are infilled with alternating red and yellow enamel. The metal has a dark brown patina and is in good condition. The stud is 13.7mm in diameter, 2.5mm thick and weighs 1.6g. A similar stud is inlaid in the bone and bronze hilt of an Iron Age sword from Rudston, East Riding which is dated c.300 BC - 100 BC (YORYM : 1948.938). Stead (1979; p.64) discusses prehistoric Yorkshire swords statin…
Created on: Monday 6th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 29th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-887279
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy contemporary copy of an Iron Age gold stater of British uninscribed North Eastern (Corieltavi) South Ferriby type dating to the period 50 - 20 BC. Lunate horse left, "anchor face" above, star/sun below reverse. As ABC, p.92, no.1743.
Created on: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 16th August 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-9093A5
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy pair of tweezers of Roman date, c.AD 43 - 410. The tweezers are comprised of a single piece of metal folded in half to create two parallel plates with a loop for attachment at the apex. Both plates are rectangular in plan and section with slight curves towards the tweezing ends. The tweezers appear to be undecorated. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The tweezers are 33.4mm long, 6.3mm wide, 0.9mm thick and weighs 2.6g. Similar examples are illustrated in Crummy (1983), p.59, and are recorded as SF-F67D4B, YORYM-3D23D1, ESS-52F692 and GLO-C5EF08. …
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 2nd July 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-FDAB3C
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy strap fitting of late Iron Age to Roman date, c.50 BC - AD 200. The fitting comprises two pointed ovate - or teardrop - elements, joined at the rounded ends. An integral sub-triangular moulding is present to one side of the join between the two ovate elements and is decorated with moulded grooves to denote its shape as well as a central groove. Both ovate elements have moulded decoration featuring a raised circular boss within a circumferential recess. Two small though deep circular recesses are present on the top of each boss. Two of the recesses (one on each…
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 28th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D3C9E8
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy strap fitting of Iron Age to Roman date, c.200 BC - AD 200. The object comprises a semi-circular loop, broken at both ends with an integral smaller semi-circular sprue projecting into the larger loop. To the outer edge of the large loop, below the sprue the remains of another loop project, again semi-circular and broken at both ends. The metal has a mid-green patina and is in fair condition. The fitting is 39.6mm long, 19.1mm wide, 3.9mm thick and weighs 6.4g. This object is possibly the internal triskelle arms of a fob dangler. Fobs or danglers are a poorl…
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-AF1D49
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possibly complete copper-alloy ring of late Iron Age to Roman date, c. 100 BC - AD 100. The object is circular in both plan and section with a deep ovate depression to one side. The opposite side is flattened with raised points to either end of the flat portion. The metal has a light green patina and is worn. The object is 17.4mm long, 17.3mm wide, 5.9mm thick and weighs 5.8g. A definite identification for this object could not be made at the time of recording but it is possibly a strap union ring similar to BH-290C70 and HAMP-C3BED8.
Created on: Tuesday 15th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-095ED9
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy harness fitting terret ring of late Iron Age to Roman date, c.100 BC - AD 100. The terret is of the 'simple' type, comprising a rectangular basal strap loop flanked by raised sub-ovate collars. The remains of an ovate loop project to either side of the collars, both arms of which have an ovate section and taper to worn breaks. The metal has a delaminated brown patina and is worn. The terret is 59.3mm long, 9.3mm wide, 3.8mm thick and weighs 31.8g. The collars are 16.9mm in diameter. Terret rings were used as rein guides on chariots or carts used during the …
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-5E15C5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Iron Age gold stater of British uninscribed North Eastern (Corieltavi) South Ferriby type dating to the period 50 - 20 BC. Lunate horse left, "anchor face" above, star/sun below reverse. ABC, p.92, no.1743.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-7F630B
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy socketed axehead very probably dating from the Early Iron Age, c. 800 - 600 BC. Sompting type, probably Kingston variant. The axehead is wedge shaped with a square socket at the haft end and a circumferential raised mouth moulding. Internally the socket tapers and narrows from the mouth to the cutting edge. Externally the axehead expands gently along the body before expanding into the blade and cutting edge which flares out towards each blade tip. To one side of the mouth, just below the moulding, are two worn projections which represent the remains of…
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-6C63E6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Iron Age contemporary copy gold plated copper-alloy stater of British uninscribed North Eastern (Corieltavi) South Ferriby type dating to the period 50 - 20 BC. Lunate horse left, "anchor face" above, star/sun below reverse. ABC, p.92, no.1743.
Created on: Wednesday 28th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th February 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-DC4F72
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy 'Birdlip' or 'Beaked Bow' type brooch of late Iron Age to early Roman date, c.50 BC - AD 50. The brooch comprises an ovate head from the reverse of which a corroded spring mechanism projects. The pin no longer remains. The front of the head extends straight out into a circular sectioned upper bow, possibly with ridge and groove decoration though corrosion and wear makes this difficult to determine with certainty. The bow then bends at a 90-degree angle downwards to form a semi-circular lower bow with rounded terminal. The worn remains of projecting moulde…
Created on: Friday 9th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th February 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-C6AAEF
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy knobbed bracelet of Late Hallstatt - Late Iron Age date, c. 650-100 BC. The bracelet comprises thirteen (13) conjoined pointed ovate knobs with transverse double banded ridges at the juncture between each knob. The section is an asymmetric ovate having a more distinct curve to the upper surface. Both terminals are broken and worn. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The bracelet is 60.4mm in diameter, 11.9mm wide, 7.3mm thick and weighs 43.1g. A parallel from Roxby, South Humberside has been published by Kevin Leahy in which he notes the type…
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th February 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-C8A176
Object type: TOGGLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy toggle or strap fitting of late Iron Age to Roman date, c. 100 BC - AD 100. The toggle is of the dumbell type comprising two globular hemispherical terminals joined by a D-sectioned shaft with central raised semi-circular moulding. Integral raised collars are present where the shaft and terminals meet, each with transverse grooved decoration. The central moulding also has a median band of transverse grooved decoration. An integral band of metal extends between the terminals forming a flat loop behind the flat side of the shaft. The metal has a mid-green patina …
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-CC4873
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy strap fitting or strap union junction of late Iron Age to early Roman date, c.100 BC - AD 100. The object comprises three loops, circular in both plan and section, joined by a central boss in the form of a forward facing human face in relief. The boss is ovate with a D-shaped section. The eyes are formed of circular indentations separated by a worn but slightly raised and straight nose with transverse grooved lips below. Above the eyes is a transverse brow/fringe with hair on the top of the head suggested through several irregular incised grooves. Extending fro…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-963762
Object type: FOB
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper-alloy fob dangler of late Iron Age to early Roman date, c.50 BC - AD 100. The fob is circular in plan with an openwork design comprising a circular sectioned outer ring, which encloses an s-coil design with coiled tendril terminals. The reverse is flat with an integral rectangular lug at the centre. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The object is 52.1mm in diameter, 3.6mm thick (without lug), 12.6mm thick (with lug) and weighs 25.1g. The function of fobs or 'danglers' is poorly understood and may have been hung from items of equipment, personal appa…
Created on: Thursday 7th December 2017
Last updated: Sunday 25th February 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-93EDB8
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy harness fitting of late Iron Age to early Roman date, c.50 BC - AD 100. The object is an openwork trefoil in plan with a circular section. An integral raised sub-rectangular lug extends from the centre of the reverse, one end of which is broken. This bears moulded decoration to the unbroken end which may represent an attempt at zoomorphic decoration in the form of ears. The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The object is 37.6mm long, 38.4mm wide, 11.2mm thick and weighs 22.3g. Two similar fittings with zoomorphic decoration have been recorded …
Created on: Thursday 7th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
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