KENT-55BE42: 2007 T278, gold band from Kent

Rights Holder: The British Museum
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Unique ID: KENT-55BE42

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

A parallel-sided thin gold band with plain back broken at both ends. The decorated face comprises three milled ribs flanked by plain raised rims. Neither the function of nor any close parallel for the object has been identified. The cast-in decoration implies a recent date which is neither confirmed nor rejected by the metal composition.

Date: Uncertain. Probably 19th or 20th century.

Dimensions: Length 26.5 mm. Width 7.6 mm. Thickness 0.4 mm.

Weight: 1.1 g.

Non-destructive surface metal analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated a gold content of 69-72% and a silver content of 18-21%, the remainder being copper.


Report by Ralph Jackson.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2007T278


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa 800 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1990

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.66 mm
Width: 7.66 mm
Thickness: 0.62 mm
Weight: 1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1989 - Wednesday 1st January 1992

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Richardson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Richardson
Secondary identifier: Ralph Jackson

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2007T278

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)

References cited

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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