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Iron pole binding. It consists of a wide ring with a plate of semicircular section on one side, which has a rectangular hole through it at its junction with the ring.
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Length: 170 millimetres
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From the Sandy Hoard.
This is one of a group of similar pieces found in Britain and Germany and variously identified as axle guards or pole tips. Two examples come from the Great Chesterford Hoard (Neville 1856, 4, pl. 1, fig. 14 &15), and two more were found in a late context at Fishbourne (Cunliffe 1971, II, 134, fig. 61, 59-60). In Germany they are known from Kapersburg (O.R.L. BII 2, Kastell 12 (1914), 129, C20, Taf. VII, 34), Niederberg (O.R.L. BI, Kastell 2a (1937) 10, Taf VII, 28) and Osterburken (O.R.L. BIV, Kastell 40 (1929), 37, Taf. VII, 43).
Bibliography: Manning 1964, 53, no. 4.
See Manning,W.H., 1964. A Roman Hoard of Ironwork from Sandy, Bedfordshire. Bedfordshire Archaeological Journal, V. II, pp.50-57
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