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Roman Mounts

Item 1029: Roman Military Belt Mount.
Date Late 4th century. propeller mount
Size 46 mm high, 16 mm widest
Weight 9.5 gram
Material Bronze
Description
The back of the stiffener is plain. Propeller-shaped with chamfered outside edge. The triangular arms both have a single central rivet hole. The front is has a flat, raised ridge along the length of the mount which isdecorated with a zig-zag pattern.
It would have been riveted vertically to a wide belt to stop it curling over at the edges, though these have also been used to decorate wooden caskets.
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