BH-DE3D16: Undated gold band

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Unique ID: BH-DE3D16

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A plain gold band of uncertain date and function.

The object consists of a gold strip of flat section and parallel sides which has been distorted into an irregular semi-circle. One end appears to have been broken to form a square section whilst the other tapers towards what may have been a terminal which is also broken.

In its current bent state, the object measures 33mm long, 18.6mm wide and 2mm thick. The weight is 6.14g.


The object may fulfil the Treasure Act (1996) in that it may be more than 300 years old but it is not diagnostic to a particular period so this cannot be assessed with any confidence.

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2007T551


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa 2150 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33 mm
Width: 18.6 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 6.14 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 19th September 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters
Secondary identifier: Mr Ben Roberts

Other reference numbers

Other reference: British Museum Treasure number 2007T551
Treasure case number: 2007T551

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Wycombe (District)
To be known as: Stokenchurch

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: Thursday 11th October 2007
Updated: Tuesday 16th August 2011

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