NMS-BE02A4: West Acre 2007 T8

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Unique ID: NMS-BE02A4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Fragment of gold sheet strip, one straight end complete, the other missing. Throughout its length one long edge is folded over by 1 - 1.5mm. Eight longitudinal grooves cover the remainder of the object apart from a narrow strip along the other edge, which was probably once also folded over. Possibly Bronze Age.


Although it is not possible to be certain that the fragment is Bronze Age it is almost certainly over 300 years old. The age and precious metal content of this item therefore qualify it as treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Norwich Castle Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2007T8


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: 2200 BC
Date to: 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32 mm
Width: 19 mm
Weight: 1.12 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 15th December 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson
Secondary identifier: M Redknap

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2007T8

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Swaffham

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Norwich Castle Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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