LIN-946F12: Bronze Age gold strip

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Unique ID: LIN-946F12

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete strip of sheet gold. The sheet is rectangular in plan, around 0.5mm in thickness and decorated with eleven grooves. Treasure reference number 2011 T459.

Similar multi-grooved strips of a Bronze Age date are known from throughout Britain including in the British Museum collection from Flixton, Yorkshire (2004,0904.1a-b, Treasure Annual Report 2003, 16. no. 2) and Ravencliff Cave, Derbyshire (British Museum 1906,1224.1-2) as well as recent finds such as Ansley, Warwickshire and West Acre Norfolk (Treasure Annual Report 2007, 47-48). A very similar strip from Sproxton, North Yorkshire is recorded on the PAS database as LVPL-83FE92. There is also a similar grooved strip from The Hamel, Oxford, Oxfordshire excavated from a layer which yielded Beaker pottery of the Early Bronze Age (Palmer 1980, 124-134). See also a similar undated but similarly decorated strip of sheet gold from Norfolk, recorded on the PAS database as NMS-BE02A4.

Palmer, N. 1980. A Beaker burial and Medieval Tenemants in the The Hamel, Oxford. Oxoniensia 45, 124-134
Treasure Annual Report 2003
Treasure Annual Report 2007


TVC Valuation 09/03/2012: £100

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: The Collection, Lincoln
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T459


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2200 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29 mm
Width: 10 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 1.19 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 21st July 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2011T459

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Corringham

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
Current location: The Collection, Lincoln
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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