YORYM-2C6F76: Roman to post-medieval : Silver Chain Loop

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Unique ID: YORYM-2C6F76

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver Loop
Date: Uncertain

A fragment of a loop of uncertain date and function. The loop is made of silver. The fragment consists of the broken rectangular element with an incised horizontal line decorating the front surface, it is hollow. Cast integrally to this is the first circular loop, which is set at a 90 degree angle. Looped inside this is the second loop from the chain. The first loop is rectangular in section and the chain loop is circular in section. Both loops are undecorated.
The metal is well-preserved and survives in a good condition with only slight tarnishing.

The identification of this object is uncertain, but it is probably more than 300 years old. In terms of age and as the object comprises a minimum of 10% precious metal contain it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Dimensions: Length: 15.9mm, Weight: 1.3g

Rebecca Morris & Liz Andrews-Wilson
Headley Intern & FLO (North & East Yorkshire)

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T749


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Date from: Circa AD 75
Date to: Circa AD 175

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.9 mm
Weight: 1.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 8th October 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: TREASURE CASE : 2009 T749
Treasure case number: 2009T749

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
To be known as: Willerby

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: YORYM
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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