DOR-D40CC7: Undated fragment of gold wire

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Unique ID: DOR-D40CC7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of lozengiform sectioned gold wire.
Date: Unknown

Report to H. M. Coroner on find of potential find of Treasure from Osmington, Dorset.

2013 T 218


Coiled fragment of gold wire with quadrangular section.

Diameter 13.69 x 12.57mm; Thickness 1.87mm; Weight 1.9g.


It is not impossible that this fragment is ancient; however there are no diagnostic features and thus it is not possible to assign to any cultural or chronological context. It cannot therefore be securely dated to pre-1713 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.

Gillian Varndell



Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T218


Broad period: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.69 mm
Width: 12.67 mm
Thickness: 1.87 mm
Weight: 1.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 14th March 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2013T218

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Osmington

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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