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LON-EF5AB5: A possible Early Medieval (Viking) to Modern gold ingot/hack gold, dated to the mid 9th to mid 20th Centuries, AD 850-2000.

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INGOT

Unique ID: LON-EF5AB5

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

A possible Early Medieval (Viking) to Modern gold ingot/hack gold, dated to the mid 9th to mid 20th Centuries, AD 850-2000. The ingot is roughly sub-rectangular in shape with one end rounded and the other broken and flat. 

Dimensions: length: 13.14mm; width: 9.67mm; thickness: 5.83mm; weight: 4.16g.

Gold ingots are traditionally difficult to date out of context but they are often attributed to a Viking date. The Vikings had a bullion economy where the purity and weight of the metal were more important than the form. Although this bullion economy primarily utilised silver it did also include gold. As this ingot does not have any dateable fetures and was not associated with any other finds it has not be submitted for treasure.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Period to: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Monxton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3145
Four figure Latitude: 51.20337617
Four figure longitude: -1.55766402
1:25K map: SU3145
1:10K map: SU34NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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