UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: YORYM-6B78D4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

Description: A semi-circular fragment of silver plate of uncertain function. The fragment is an irregular semi-circular shape with one straight edge thickened, and the other edges very thin and with hammer marks. The centre of the front is decorated with five small punched triangular shapes set in a row, flanked on either side by three fine grooves; the right-hand group of three grooves is overlain by another oblique groove which looks like an error. The reverse is undecorated. It measures 11.5mm parallel to the straight edge and 7.6mm perpendicular to it; it is a maximum of 1.5mm thick. It weighs 0.5g.

Discussion: This fragment is of early-medieval date. Although it was found near an early Anglo-Saxon cremation cemetery, it is more likely to be part of a Viking-age object, similar to 2011T249 (YORYM-6B67B2) found nearby.

The object fulfils the Treasure Act (1996) in that it is more than 300 years old and has a precious metal content exceeding 10%.

Dimensions: Weight: 0.4g, 11.3mm x 7.6mm x 1.5mm.

Helen Geake
National Finds Advisor

Notes:

The object fulfils the Treasure Act (1996) in that it is more than 300 years old and has a precious metal content exceeding 10%.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T250

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ascribed Culture: Viking [scope notes| view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 875
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Length: 11.3 mm
Width: 7.6 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 0.4 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 30th September 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Mr Barry Ager - [ view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2011T250

Materials and construction

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

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire And The Humber
County: East Riding Of Yorkshire
District: East Riding Of Yorkshire
To be known as: Near Bridlington

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: Thursday 14th April 2011
Updated: Thursday 21st March 2013

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