SF-D52E58: Possible Spur

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Unique ID: SF-D52E58

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

An incomplete cast copper-alloy object of uncertain form or date. One terminal end survives intact, the remainder of the object now missing due to old breaks. The terminal is flat, trefoil/trifoliate in form with two unevenly positioned circular apertures, one of which contains corrosive iron products. At the base of the terminal is a moulded transverse ridge followed by the start of a rectangular shaft that is sub-oval shaped in section and terminates in old breaks just beyond the ridge. The entire object has a dark green patina and measures 25.58mm in length, 18.21mm in width, 6.13mm in thickness and 6.27g in weight.

The precise function of this object remains uncertain. It is possibly a terminal end from a decorative mount, or perhaps a strap fitting or even a stirrup/spur terminal. Its precise date is uncertain and it could belong to any period from the Roman period onwards, although if it is indeed a terminal from a spur then a later, Post-Medieval date seems most likely.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.58 mm
Width: 18.21 mm
Thickness: 6.13 mm
Weight: 6.27 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 8th December 2010

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's Ref.: 123

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From 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: SF
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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