SUSS-75B584: Post Medieval Decorated Silver Fragment

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Unique ID: SUSS-75B584

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Period: post-1714 AD

Description: thin sheet silver object, badly damaged/ crumpled. On one side of what remains is an incised line along both long edges creating a border. Within this, on the same side, are further incised lines which could represent foliage. There also appears to be a partial maker's mark of 'M&' in the centre. The reverse appears plain.

Dimensions: Length: 37.19mm; Width: 24.90mm; Weight: 0.9g

Discussion: The style of lettering used for the maker's mark suggests a modern date.


The find dates to later than 1714 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996.

Janina Parol

Assistant Treasure Registrar

The British Museum

This item is listed by the finder as having come from a small private rally. The exact findspot is unknown and it is hoped that further detail can be recovered.

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T917


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1715
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.19 mm
Width: 24.9 mm
Weight: 0.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 13th October 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Stephanie Smith
Identified by: Miss Stephanie Smith
Secondary identifier: Miss Janina Parol

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2014T917

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: East Claydon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7426
Four figure Latitude: 51.92760744
Four figure longitude: -0.92523652
1:25K map: SP7426
1:10K map: SP72NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Approximately directly before reporting to FLO. Date listed is date reported to FLO for recording.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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