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Unique ID: SF3849

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Small, roughly hemispherical, gold droplet with rounded upper surface and flattish lumpy reverse. The surface is pitted all over. The diameter varies from c. 6 to c. 7 mm and the thickness is c. 4 mm at most. This droplet is undatable; although there is no particular reason to believe that it is over 300 years old, an ancient origin is possible and so it has been recorded.


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 1.6 g
Diameter: 6.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st October 2000

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: SUFFOLK ELMSWELL

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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