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UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: SF4233

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Lead alloy disc, 36.5 mm in diameter and 2 mm thick, with a ?copper-alloy tube attached to the reverse, presumably to make the object a mount, and filled with lead alloy. The front of the disc has relief decoration of a triple-strand border around two concentric hexagons both with incurved sides. In the centre of the inner hexagon are six radiating lines. This object has been shown to various curators at the British Museum (Leslie Webster and Susan Youngs of Medieval and Modern Europe, and Gareth Williams and Barrie Cook of Coins and Medals); all agree that it is very unlikely to be a variant of a Late Anglo-Saxon nummular brooch made into a mount. No alternative suggestion has however been raised.

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 13.79 g
Diameter: 36.5 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: Lead Alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: SUFFOLK MILDENHALL

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Other

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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