SOM-F732E1: Roman bracelet fragment (possibly)

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BRACELET

Unique ID: SOM-F732E1

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Published Find published

Treasure case 2014 T493: Disclaimed, returned to finder

Description: Silver twisted fragment, comprising two strands of circular-sectioned silver wire in a simple twist, broken and distorted. Possibly a fragment of a bracelet.

Date: possibly Roman, 1st - 4th century AD.

Dimensions: L. (if straight) c. 45 mm; wire thickness 3.5 mm.Weight: 3.01 g.

Discussion: In age and precious metal content the object qualifies as Treasure under the terms of the 1996 Treasure Act.

Ralph Jackson, Dept. of Britain, Europe & Prehistory, The British Museum

5th February 2015

Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface of a fragment of twisted wire from The Deverills, Wiltshire, indicated a silver content of approximately 98%, with copper and gold also detected. The fragment weighs 2.99 grams.

Department of Conservation and Scientific Research

The British Museum

File No. 7610-5

6th August 2014

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T493

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 402

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45 mm
Weight: 2.99 g
Diameter: 3.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th March 2014 - Sunday 16th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Ralph Jackson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16627
Treasure case number: 2014T493

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: The Deverills

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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