NMGW-C4CF26: Plate

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Unique ID: NMGW-C4CF26

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Copper alloy inscribed plate, probably of Roman period date The plate is fragmentary and has a surviving length of 27.5mm surviving height of 20.9mm and a weight of 6.9g. The plate has a thickness of 2.5-2.8mm. The base of the fragment has an original edge, while the other edges are broken. The plate is curved across both its length and height. On the front of the plate is deeply incised lettering and decoration. The letter R is discernible after a ring-and –dot motif. Both appear to be within a double curved border outside of which is a hatched design. The plate has broken along the top of the inner border. The plate has good surface preservation with a green-bronze patina.


It is now difficult to ascertain what artefact the plate originated from, but the style may suggest a Roman period date.

Class: Plate
Inscription: R

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.5 mm
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 6.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sian Williams
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2007.6.2

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Leigh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0793
Four figure Latitude: 51.63576522
Four figure longitude: -1.90025311
1:25K map: SU0793
1:10K map: SU09SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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