NMS-788C89: Roman unidentified object

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UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: NMS-788C89

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Fragment of gold sheet from an unidentified object. The sheet is folded forming a front and back-plate the edges of which are torn, except for the lower edge of the back-plate which appears neatly cut, and the straight folded edge. The front-plate is decorated with a row of stamped dots above a row of repoussé pellets parallel with the folded edge, the lower edge possibly torn along a third row of pellets or dots. Surviving dimensions 12 x 7mm. Weight 0.4g.

Although ancient (over 300 years old) the decoration would be consistent with a Bronze Age, Roman or Early Medieval date, and the object cannot be closely dated.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to museum by all parties, hence disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015T317

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa 1600 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1065

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12 mm
Width: 7 mm
Weight: 0.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 21st March 2015 - Saturday 21st March 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mrs Erica Darch

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 40307
Other reference: ENMD042015
Treasure case number: 2015T317

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Broadland (District)
To be known as: Foulsham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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