INGOT

Unique ID: NMS-730A92

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver ingot. Irregular rectangular-section (each face is a different width), with an ancient break at one end and one side curving inwards towards the unbroken end. Three faces are stamped with pairs of opposed, single-pelleted triangles or angular figures-of-eight; 5 broken across a 6th on one face, 2, and 6 possibly broken across a 7th. Worn transverse lines or notches on one edge are too slight to be certainly deliberate and there are no hammer marks.

The stamp is a decorative motif and typically occurs on jewellery of the Viking period, e.g. a fragment of a silver arm-ring and other hack-silver from the Cuerdale Hoard, deposited around 905-910 (J Graham-Campbell, 2011, The Cuerdale Hoard and related Viking-Age silver and gold from Britain and Ireland in the British Museum, London, 146, fig. 8.2: 87-95, especially 93).

Viking, circa 850 - 1000.

Surviving length 28mm. Maximum thickness 8mm. Maximum width 7mm. Weight 7.04g / 108.6 grains.

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Norfolk Museums Service
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T181

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 850
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Length: 28 mm
Width: 7 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 7.04 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st March 2013 - Tuesday 12th March 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mrs Erica Darch - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 21079
Other reference: KLMD032013
Treasure case number: 2013T181

Materials and construction

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

A resized image of Late Early Medieval Ingot

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Norfolk
District: Breckland
To be known as: Near Downham Market

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: Monday 18th March 2013
Updated: Monday 14th April 2014

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