LANCUM-9E6FC2: melted silver of unkown date and purpose

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Unique ID: LANCUM-9E6FC2

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

Group of melted silver objects and an old button or weight (listed separately). The silver objects (2-5) were found encased in melted plastic box (1) & associated with other burnt objects as well as the button. It is worth noting that local tradition has it that there was a fire at a nearby hall. It is likely that this material was dumped while clearing up after the fire. None of the silver objects can be identified with any surety. However there appears to be a late Roman coin fused to one of the lumps of silver (5). It is not unreasonable to assume it was a coin attached to a silver ring, or possibly chain. The separate lumps of silver are from different objects originally as they of different grades of silver. Due to the damage from melting it is impossible to say what any of the objects are or when they date from.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Period to: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 4

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 25th April 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Whitlock
Identified by: Mr Alex Whitlock
Secondary identifier: Mr Stuart Noon

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Preston (District)
To be known as: Haighton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Waste ground

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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