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Unique ID: SF5463

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Chunky copper-alloy unidentified object. At one end is a flattened globular terminal 16 mm wide by 13 mm deep and 13 mm tall, with a side-to-side perforation. This ends in a narrow neck, and below the object flares out again and splits into a front and back plate, each about 4 mm thick and with bevelled edges. Each plate is slightly concave, and they come closest to each other In the centre where each plate has a perforation. Between the plates is iron corrosion and it seems possible that the plates could have been pulled together by an iron rivet passing through the central perforations. At the bottom, the plates join a horizontal sub-rectangular plate with rounded edges, measuring 17.5 x 19 mm. Short broken stubs of what may be a tube of thin metal extend downwards from the plate. The entire object is quite corroded and has probably lost much of its surface, but its appearance has been changed by the application of grease, perhaps Vaseline, and it is therefore hard to draw any inferences from its condition. Function and use unknown.


Broad period: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 58.5 mm
Width: 20 mm
Thickness: 17.5 mm
Weight: 62.4 g

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)

Spatial coordinates

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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