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ROMAN STUD

A copper alloy mount or stud dating from about the early Roman period (43-200 AD). The mount is circular in plan and is conical. It is cupped, the upper face being concave. At the apex of the reverse is the stub of a shaft or spike. This is sub circular in section. There is a raised rim round the cup. The function of this object is not certain. It may be a furniture mount or stud, or possibly the …