LVPL-AE83A3: A cast copper alloy object possibly Roman to Post-Medieval date.

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UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: LVPL-AE83A3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy object possibly Roman to Post-Medieval date. The object consists of a hooked anchor-shaped zoomorphic terminal. The zoomorphic element appears to be of two bird heads with feather effect casting leading in towards the center. An openwork triangle seperates the two zoomorphic ends. The necks of the creatures come together in the central shaft which is broken. The reverse of the object is flat and undecorated, suggesting that it may have been designed to lay flat against something. The function of this object is currently unclear. It may be some type of hanger but investigation into parallels is ongoing. The design of the animal heads and the patina suggest a Roman date, although similar animal head designs may be seen on Post-medieval 'snake' buckles of the 17th and 18th century. Another example of this object which can be found on the database is BERK-969A06.

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 45
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.84 mm
Width: 79.49 mm
Thickness: 4.76 mm
Weight: 27.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st August 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Vale Royal

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: LVPL
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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