SUSS-778185: Gold droplets

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Unique ID: SUSS-778185

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Two small droplets of gold. The two droplets are different in colour due to the level of purity. The smallest is a rounded droplet of pale gold c.4.5mm in diameter and weighing 0.63g. The second is a sub-rectangular droplet of yellow gold 8mm in length, 5mm in width and 3mm in thickness, weighing 1.3g.


These artefacts were reported under the Treasure Act. However due to the lack of a clear archaeological context, it was difficult to date the droplets and to say with any certainty when they were made or lost. The artefacts were disclaimed without inquest and returned to the finder.

Class: droplets
Sub class: Gold

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2003T251


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 1994

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
Secondary identifier: Dr J.D. Hill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2003 T251
Treasure case number: 2003T251

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
To be known as: Nr. Chichester

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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