ESS-5E1217: Medieval silver-gilt figurine

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Unique ID: ESS-5E1217

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver-gilt figurine of a standing angel. The dress is pleated; the inside of the wings hatched and the figurine has shoulder length hair. There is damage to the feet and hands of the angel. The item has been repaired recently and it appears that the object may have been found in two or more pieces. The reverse of the figurine is plain and the lower half reverse is flat. This object has broken from another object, perhaps a terminal. It is hard to place and has no obvious parallel. Length: 21.47mm, width: 14.15mm, thickness: 4.76mm, weight: 2.74g.

Report by Janina Parol, Lloyd de Beer and Dora Thornton, British Museum.


On the balance of probabilities this find should be considered potential treasure in that it is almost certainly over 300 years old and is composed of more than 10% precious metal.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T133


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1066
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.47 mm
Width: 14.15 mm
Thickness: 4.76 mm
Weight: 2.74 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 4th June 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Katie Marsden
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton
Secondary identifier: Miss Janina Parol

Other reference numbers

Other reference: CIMS OEF 7284
Treasure case number: 2013T133

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Tendring (District)
To be known as: St Osyth

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service

References cited

No references cited so far.

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