LVPL-D127C2: Unidentified object, unknown date

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Unique ID: LVPL-D127C2

Object type certainty: Certain
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An unidentified object of possible modern date. The object consists of a curved sub-oval piece of wood, one edge of which has been covered in copper alloy. The wood is cracked and frayed due to drying out and the copper alloy encrusted and corroded. Seven circular rivets attach the copper alloy to the wood.

The object is possibly nautical, though its size suggests perhaps from a smaller vessel rather than ship. Possibly the copper/bronze tipping of an oar blade, a fitting off a cutter or lifeboat? Although found within a blue clay layer the rivets suggest a more modern date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Period to: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 115 mm
Width: 59 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 46.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st March 2015 - Friday 13th March 2015

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Wood
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Denbighshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Denbighshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Rhyl

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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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