SOM-11BCB5: Unidentified object

Rights Holder: Somerset County Council
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Unique ID: SOM-11BCB5

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

Fragment of an unidentified cast copper alloy item, possibly some form of vessel or harness fitting. The piece has a circular sectioned straight projection at one end, ending in an old break. Beyond this it widens into a large D-shaped collar. Level with the lower edge a broader circular sectioned bar projects. This broader bar is curved, gradually at first then sharply back on itself about 120 degrees, it also ends in an old break. The piece is now 16.9mm long 10.9mm wide and 8.5mm thick; it weighs 3.53 grams. The way the collar projects only on one side suggests it was designed to sit flat against something, this side is also more worn. The narrower bar may have been for a strap or a projection to go through a vessel wall.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Date from: Circa 900 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.9 mm
Width: 10.9 mm
Thickness: 8.5 mm
Weight: 3.53 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 9th March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC reciept 20737

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Westonzoyland

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: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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