SF-BAFEF3: Unidentified object

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Unique ID: SF-BAFEF3

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

Ref.: 2004 T273 (Rec. no. 4152) The find consists of an irregular fragment of gold backing sheet decorated with filigree wire; length, 22 mm; weight, 1.0 gram. At the broad end is a five-pointed star with one arm displaced; in the centre are two concentric rings and at the other end a similar, distorted motif. Filigree wires run along the long sides and the edges are damaged. Fused to the back are irregular lengths of filigree and a triangular cluster of granulation. The fragment cannot be identified with certainty and was found between 1995 – 1997, before the Treasure Act came into force. As a stray find it would not have qualified as Treasure Trove. I would recommend that it is disclaimed and returned to the finder. B.M. Ager Curator Department of Prehistory & Europe 18 April 2005

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2004 T273


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21 mm
Width: 11 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1995 - Wednesday 1st January 1997

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2004 T273
Treasure case number: 2004 T273

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
To be known as: Near Sudbury

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 8 years ago

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