SWYOR-6FF3CC: Possible Viking bracelet

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Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

The bracelet is made of silver wires twisted together to form an open hoop with solid terminals; diameter 65mm; weight, 44.32 grams.

Non-destructive surface metal analysis conducted at the British Museum indicated a silver content of over 99% with traces of gold, lead and copper. The high purity suggests the bracelet is not of European origin, while the regularity of manufacture suggests it is probably made of machine-drawn wire in recent times. It does not therefore qualify as Treasure under the stipulated criteria of the Treasure Act.

B.M. Ager


Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory

British Museum

25 March 2015


As this object is not 300 years old, it does not meet the requirements of the 1996 Treasure Act.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T907


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1850
Date to: Circa AD 2000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 44.32 g
Diameter: 65 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st September 2013 - Thursday 11th September 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Mr Barry Ager

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2366
Treasure case number: 2014T907

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Harpswell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK9389
Four figure Latitude: 53.38965937
Four figure longitude: -0.60306678
1:25K map: SK9389
1:10K map: SK98NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Woodland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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