MOUNT

Unique ID: NARC-C5E856

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A medieval terminal of silver, with rounded shoulders, tapering to a point, so as to give the impression of a leaf. The front surface is raised, and is decorated with three grooves within a chamfered border. The reverse is plain and flat. At the terminal’s widest point there appears the remainder of a square shaft. Its precise function is difficult to determine. The terminal is silver and of pre-industrial manufacture. It is likely to date from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries. Dimensions: length 15 mm, width 9 mm. Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Notes:

This find was reported as treasure (2006 T443) and subsequently disclaimed by the crown.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2006 T443

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: Circa AD 1500
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15 mm
Width: 9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Steven Ashby
Identified by: James Robinson
Secondary identifier: Dr Steven Ashby

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2006 T443
Treasure case number: 2006 T443

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

NARC-C5E856: Medieval silver fragment of unknown function (2006 T443) obverse view from Gayton, Northamptonshire

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Gayton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6953
Four figure Latitude: 52.170958
Four figure longitude: -0.992496
1:25K map: SP6953
1:10K map: SP65SE
WOEID: 20955
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: RESEARCH
Created: Friday 10th August 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011 by Daniel Pett

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