IOW-26F293: Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) Unidentified Object

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UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: IOW-26F293

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

An incomplete possibly Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy unidentified object (c. 410-c. 500).

This object is sub-rectangular in plan and cross-section. The straight end may have a finished edge and the opposite end appears to have been chopped.

At the front it has two panels with a double scroll in each panel. There is a beaded border enclosing the panels close to the short sides and the finished edge. Due to wear, the beaded border and the scrolls in one panel are difficult to see. On the rear face one edge is raised

This object is generally brown and has patches of a corroded green patina in one of the panels. There is iron staining on both faces.

Length: 21.7mm; width: 12.4mm; thickness: 2.2mm. Weight: 2.54g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 410
Date to: Circa AD 500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.7 mm
Width: 12.4 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 2.54 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 3rd April 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-3-26

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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