ESS-BF0334: 2010 T757 undated gold casting waste

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Unique ID: ESS-BF0334

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

An irregular droplet of gold, measuring 13.57mm by 11.89mm by 6.85mm. Weight 6.83 grams.

Date: Unknown

Iron Age coins have been recovered from the same area, and it has been suggested that this piece of gold may have been connected with Iron Age gold working, such as coin production or recycling. However, a similar piece (2004 T408) was determined to be undiagnostic and undatable following metal analysis. As such, although the object has over 10% precious metal content by weight, the undiagnostic nature of the artefact means that it cannot be definitively dated pre1710 and as such does not qualify as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act (1996) in terms of age.

Laura McLean

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T757


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.57 mm
Width: 11.89 mm
Thickness: 6.58 mm
Weight: 6.83 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 25th October 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2010T757

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Uttlesford (District)
To be known as: 'The Rodings'

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: ESS
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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