LVPL-DD6878: Roman unidentified object

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Unique ID: LVPL-DD6878

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy object of uncertain date and function. The object is sub-rectangular in plan and cross-section. Each end of the object curves downwards with a rounded outer edge while the inner edge turns at a 45 degree angle. In the centre of the object a deep vertical groove decorates each face.

One end terminates with an oval projection containing a deep rectangular slot. The opposite end of the object expands slightly forming a large rectangular 'arm'. A horizontal groove decorates one side of the 'arm' c.5mm above the base. At the base of the 'arm' a small rectangular projection with a linear groove at the base on one side. It appears to be complete. Within the angle of the rectangular 'arm' is an integral sub-circular projection which is recessed at each side.

The lower face of the object between each 'arm' are irregular shallow incisions or scratch marks due to wear. It has a mid green patina and is worn. The function of the object is unknown as is the date however it appears to have had a mechanical function.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 63.52 mm
Width: 21.22 mm
Thickness: 8.49 mm
Weight: 44.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st February 2014

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Stockport (Metropolitan District)
District: Stockport (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Stockport

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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