LANCUM-8B87C5: Ingot of an undetermined white metal of unknown age

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Unique ID: LANCUM-8B87C5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Ingot of an undetermined white metal, shaped with many hammer blows. It is of unknown age. The ingot is as it came out of the ground and has not been tarnished by the soil.It is heavy enough to be electrum but there is no yellow to its colour. Another similar object has been found nearby.

The length is 39mm, width 20mm, thickness 9mm, and the weight is 8.76g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: UNKNOWN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39 mm
Width: 20 mm
Thickness: 9 mm
Weight: 8.76 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 4th February 2013

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: White metal
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: South Ribble (District)
To be known as: Roach Bridge

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

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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