ESS-F16A57: 2010 T258 Post Medieval fragment of silver, possibly from a vessel

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Unique ID: ESS-F16A57

Object type certainty: Possibly
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TREASURE CASE 2010 T258: incomplete silver fragment

Period: late 15th to early 16th century

Circumstances of discovery: whistle metal detecting

Description: silver fragment, clearly torn off something larger. Perhaps the border of a very thin silver cup. Panel incised with black letters, now indecipherable. Traces of gilding.

Dimensions: Length, 38.91mm Width, 13.81mm Thickness, 0.78mm Weight, 2.6 grams

Discussion: Lettering and form of inscription suggests late 15th- early 16th century date. Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996. Dora Thornton British Museum

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T258


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.91 mm
Width: 13.81 mm
Thickness: 0.78 mm
Weight: 2.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 23rd March 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean
Secondary identifier: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2010T258

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
Parish or ward: Birch (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL9421
Four figure Latitude: 51.853865
Four figure longitude: 0.815523
1:25K map: TL9421
1:10K map: TL92SW
Grid reference source: From finder
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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