SF-0FE267: Unidentified copper-alloy object

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Unique ID: SF-0FE267

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Unidentified object made from copper alloy. It is flat and decorated on one face only. One end flares out to become U-shaped, with a straight end 8 mm wide. It is decorated with five transverse ridges within a border ridge. At the other end, a very narrow shaft extends from the curved end of the U; this is now bent and corroded, but was originally perhaps circular in cross-section and is now presumably broken. The surviving length is 19 mm. The metal is a greyish copper alloy. Neither the form nor the decoration of this object appear to be of any help in assigning a date or function.


No finder's ref.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19 mm
Width: 8 mm
Weight: 0.77 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st March 2002

Personal details

Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: SF
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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