Iron Age/Roman socketed terminal fitting

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Object type: Mount
Period: Iron Age
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 02/11/2021
Location: Burton, Hampshire


A cast copper alloy anthropomorphic socketed terminal fitting of late Iron Age to early Roman date. Although its exact function is unknown, it is thought to be a terminal from something like a flesh hook or a sceptre. Some similar objects on the PAS database have been ascribed to drinking horns. It has been designated a Find of Note.