LVPL-C9351E: Roman unidentified object

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Unique ID: LVPL-C9351E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy object of uncertain function dating to the Roman period, (AD43-410). The object is sub-oval in plan and slightly curved in profile. One end of the object is rounded while the opposite end is sub-rectangular in cross-section. The object is decorated with a series of cells which are in-filled with enamel. In the centre of the object are two C-shaped cells facing each other, one is in-filled with green enamel and the other with red. Either side of these cells is a 'sideways Y-shaped' cell. The cell at the rounded end of the object is in-filled with red enamel while small fragments of green enamel remain within the cell at the opposite end. Along each long edge of the object is a curved cell. One of these is in-filled with blue enamel while within the cell on the opposite edge traces of green enamel are visible. Taken together the decoration may represent a foliate pattern. The rear of the object is undecorated. There are no visible forms of attachment.

The function of the object is uncertain however it may have been used as a mount or strap-end.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56.5 mm
Width: 26 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 17.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st April 2014

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Floral
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Doddington

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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