LVPL-B3875C: Uncertain date, unidentified object

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Unique ID: LVPL-B3875C

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

A piece of gold probable casting waste of uncertain date. The object is irregular in plan and consists of a thin sheet of gold. The object is ridged with a curving pattern which is likely to have occurred when the liquid gold flowed onto an uneven surface and solidified. The gold does not appear to be purpose made with a deliberate pattern. The rear of the object has a dull gold colour and has the appearance of being pressed. The outer face is a brighter gold. The edges of the object are thin and sharp, and have been folded over in places.

Due to the undiagnostic nature of this find has not been considered under the 1996 Treasure Act.

Dimensions: 47.39mm in length, 29.25mm in width, 2.06mm thick, 6.1g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47.01 mm
Width: 31.37 mm
Thickness: 1.55 mm
Weight: 6.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st April 2015 - Wednesday 1st April 2015

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Wincle

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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