WREX-9C3AEA: Copper alloy decorative strip, possibly from a piece of furniture or box, Rococo style decoration, c. 1730-1760AD.

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Unique ID: WREX-9C3AEA

Object type certainty: Certain
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Unidentified copper alloy decorative strip with rococo style scroll work, dating to c. 1730-1760 AD.   Possibly from an item of furniture, a box, or tankard. The strip is rectangular in plan and section and is decorated on one side only in slightly raised relief, with traces of possible black coating. The reverse is rough but undecorated.

Length: 75.1mm; width: 18.0mm; thickness: 2.4mm; weight: 17.74g


It is not clear what this object may have been used for.  It is slightly bent and may originally have been fitted to an item of furniture or a box.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1730
Date to: Circa AD 1760

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 75.1 mm
Width: 18 mm
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 17.74 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2019 - Thursday 17th January 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NWales PAS 190117/1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Decoration style: Curvilinear
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Conwy (Unitary Authority)
District: Conwy (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Caerhun

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting.

References cited

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