YORYM-6B78D4: Unidentified Date : Unidentified Object

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Unique ID: YORYM-6B78D4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Description: A semi-circular fragment of silver plate of uncertain function. The fragment is an irregular semi-circular shape with one straight edge thickened, and the other edges very thin and with hammer marks. The centre of the front is decorated with five small punched triangular shapes set in a row, flanked on either side by three fine grooves; the right-hand group of three grooves is overlain by another oblique groove which looks like an error. The reverse is undecorated. It measures 11.5mm parallel to the straight edge and 7.6mm perpendicular to it; it is a maximum of 1.5mm thick. It weighs 0.5g.

Discussion: This fragment is of early-medieval date. Although it was found near an early Anglo-Saxon cremation cemetery, it is more likely to be part of a Viking-age object, similar to 2011T249 (YORYM-6B67B2) found nearby.

The object fulfils the Treasure Act (1996) in that it is more than 300 years old and has a precious metal content exceeding 10%.

Dimensions: Weight: 0.4g, 11.3mm x 7.6mm x 1.5mm.

Helen Geake
National Finds Advisor


The object fulfils the Treasure Act (1996) in that it is more than 300 years old and has a precious metal content exceeding 10%.

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T250


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Ascribed Culture: Viking
Date from: Circa AD 875
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 11.3 mm
Width: 7.6 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 0.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 30th September 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake
Secondary identifier: Mr Barry Ager

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2011T250

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Near Bridlington

Spatial coordinates

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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