NMS-730A92: Late Early Medieval Ingot

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Unique ID: NMS-730A92

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver ingot. Irregular rectangular-section (each face is a different width), with an ancient break at one end and one side curving inwards towards the unbroken end. Three faces are stamped with pairs of opposed, single-pelleted triangles or angular figures-of-eight; 5 broken across a 6th on one face, 2, and 6 possibly broken across a 7th. Worn transverse lines or notches on one edge are too slight to be certainly deliberate and there are no hammer marks.

The stamp is a decorative motif and typically occurs on jewellery of the Viking period, e.g. a fragment of a silver arm-ring and other hack-silver from the Cuerdale Hoard, deposited around 905-910 (J Graham-Campbell, 2011, The Cuerdale Hoard and related Viking-Age silver and gold from Britain and Ireland in the British Museum, London, 146, fig. 8.2: 87-95, especially 93).

Viking, circa 850 - 1000.

Surviving length 28mm. Maximum thickness 8mm. Maximum width 7mm. Weight 7.04g / 108.6 grains.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T181


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 850
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28 mm
Width: 7 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 7.04 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st March 2013 - Tuesday 12th March 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mrs Erica Darch

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 21079
Other reference: KLMD032013
Treasure case number: 2013T181

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
To be known as: Near Downham Market

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Norfolk Museums Service

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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