SF-EBDCE2: Unidentified copper-alloy object

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Unique ID: SF-EBDCE2

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy object of uncertain form, probably dating to the Medieval or later periods. It is flat, rectangular in form, and terminates in old breaks on at least two sides. One edge has semi-circular notches, or perhaps the remains of circular apertures, with a double grooved border. A similar border is just visible on the opposite edge, with bands of incised rocker decoration between arranged in an almost zig-zag motif. The back face is encrusted with corrosive iron product, while the front face has a dark green patina. It measures 15.81mm in length, 15.33mm in width, 1.71mm in thickness, and 1.49g in weight. This object is of uncertain form, altough the decorative elements and general appearance of object might indicate a Medieval or later date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.81 mm
Width: 15.33 mm
Thickness: 1.71 mm
Weight: 1.49 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 26th March 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's Ref.: 110326/3

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Gedding

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: SF
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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