SF-6963F4: gold fragment

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Unique ID: SF-6963F4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Description: A fragment of a composite gold object. Rectangular in plan with both terminals ends missing due to old breaks. The object consists of a sheet of gold the front face of which is rounded, the longitudinal edges of this sheet are bent over very slightly to hold another flat rectangular sheet of gold to its back face.


Discussion: This fragment could have originally possibly have been part of some sort of composite item of jewellery, such as a surround for a gem in a necklace. The fact that the object has been found on the same area as predominantly Anglo-Saxon circa 7th century objects implies that it is perhaps most likely to be of this date.

The precious metal content of this gold fragment fulfils the requirements of the Treasure Act in that it is greater than 10 %.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T354


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 600
Date to: Circa AD 700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.3 mm
Width: 3.15 mm
Weight: 0.48 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2009

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2009T354
Treasure case number: 2009T354

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: MID SUFFOLK

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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