LVPL-0C7D04: Roman unidentified object

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UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: LVPL-0C7D04

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An fragment of an unidentified object possibly dating from the Roman through to the Medieval period. The fragment consists of lead which has been chip-carved and gilded on the upper face. The decoration consists of a large C-shaped swirl within which is a smaller crescent shaped swirl. This pattern is repeated with the upper decoration mirroring the lower so that the crescent shape turns the opposite way. Each edge of the object is broken. The rear of the object is irregular and was possibly miss-cast. The rear has a grey to mid-white patina. The style of the decoration may be Romano-Celtic however the exact date and function is unknown.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.01 mm
Width: 19 mm
Thickness: 5.66 mm
Weight: 4.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Curvilinear
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
To be known as: Selby area.

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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