Unique ID: NARC-C5E856

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

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.


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


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Length: 15 mm
Width: 9 mm
Quantity: 1

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Steven Ashby - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: James Robinson - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Dr Steven Ashby - [ view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2006 T443
Treasure case number: 2006 T443

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Medieval silver fragment of unknown function (2006 T443) obverse view from Gayton, Northamptonshire

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Northamptonshire
District: South Northamptonshire
Parish: Gayton

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

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

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Created: Friday 10th August 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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