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Unique ID: SF6787

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Unidentified object made out of copper-alloy sheet. It consists of a rectangular plate, 12 x 21 mm, and a broken projection which extends from the centre of one of the long edges. The plate is undecorated and curved slightly along the long axis. It has two empty rivet holes in the corners of the long edge opposite the projection, and a third rivet hole blocked with iron just by the base of the projection. On the concave face each hole has a surrounding patch of iron corrosion. The projection tapers from 5 mm wide as it emerges from the plate to 4 mm wide at the break. It is bent, although it is hard to tell whether this occurred in antiquity or post-deposition. As it leaves the plate, it bends towards the concave face of the plate, and then reverses to bend forward again; the total length of the projection in its bent condition is 13 mm. The object is corroded, with tiny patches of surviving green surface; the underlying patina is a pale matt green. Date and function unknown.


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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25 mm
Width: 21 mm
Weight: 1.65 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
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

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: SF
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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