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Unique ID: SF6872

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Mount made of copper alloy, sub-square with each side measuring 15 mm, and nearly 4 mm thick. On the reverse are the stubs of two slender attachment spikes or rivets. The front is decorated with a low-relief pattern with each strand emphasised by grooves. There is a double-strand border, around a double-strand cross which runs between the corners of the sub-square. The outer strand of the border has transverse grooves giving a beaded effect. The double stands of the cross interlace at the centre, and in the angles of the cross are radial grooves. The decoration is slightly obscured, both by copper-alloy corrosion from the object itself and by iron corrosion. Although it is clearly ancient, no parallel has been found.


Broad period: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15 mm
Width: 15 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 5.67 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st August 2001

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: SF
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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