SOM-D449F4: Post Medieval (Probably) Unidentified Object

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Unique ID: SOM-D449F4

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

A silver artefact built up of three superimposed squares, forming a stepped pyramid. Approximately 10 mm square. Reverse plain. This artefact is undiagnostic and correspondingly hard to date. Although there are signs that the object is not machine-made, there is no reason to think that it predates 1706 and it therefore falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996 (Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections, The British Museum).


This is a disclaimed Treasure find, reference 2006 T479.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1706
Date to: Circa AD 1899

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 10 mm
Width: 10 mm
Thickness: 5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st September 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Treasure reference 2006 T479

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Seavington St Michael

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: SOM
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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