LVPL-70DB90: Uncertain date; gaming piece

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Unique ID: LVPL-70DB90

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

Three lead alloy possible gaming pieces of uncertain date. Each piece is circular in plan and is cylindrical. At the top and bottom of each piece, eight sub-triangular or wedge shapes are cut out of the face of the object, creating a sunburst pattern. The objects are decorated with vertical ridges running down their length.

Two of the gaming pieces weigh 9.0g while the third with more rounded and worn edges weighs 8.3g. Each piece has a mid-brown to light white patina. Due to their small size these objects would not have been practical as a pottery stamps. Although an exact parallel has not been found their discovery in the same finds spot suggests a use as gaming pieces is most likely.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3
Length: 10.8 mm
Width: 10.91 mm
Weight: 9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st October 2014

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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