LON-B42740: A gold fragment of an artefact of an undiagnostic date.

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Unique ID: LON-B42740

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A gold fragment of an artefact of an undiagnostic date. The fragment comprises a loop made from a flat strip of gold from which two broken strands project creating an incomplete figure of eight in appearance. At the junction between the strip and the broken projections an incomplete cinquefoil has been soldered to the front. The surface of the strip is decoratively cast with a twisted rope motif.

Dora Thornton and Judy Rudoe has had a look at this and they can't place what it is but believe it is undiagnostic.

Dimensions: length: 9.26mm; width: 4.43mm; thickness: 1.23mm; weight: 0.16g.

Identification by Dora Thornton, Curator, Renaissance Collections, Department of Prehistory and Europe; The British Museum and Judy Rudoe, Curator, Nineteenth and twentieth century collections, jewellery, silver, engraved gems from 1660, Department of Prehistory and Europe; The British Museum.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Post AD 1711

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 9.26 mm
Width: 4.43 mm
Thickness: 1.23 mm
Weight: 0.16 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st May 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton
Secondary identifier: Ms Judy Rudoe

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)
To be known as: Bermondsey

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Found eyes only whilst searching the Thames foreshore.
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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