LVPL-C60C6D: Iron Age stud

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Unique ID: LVPL-C60C6D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy stud of possible Iron Age date. The object has a hemispherical cup with a square-sectioned integral spike projecting from its base. There is a dimple inside the base of the cup (in line with the spike). On the outer edge of the cup at one side is an incomplete semi-circular sectioned projection. The cup may have been filled with enamel, none of which survives.

Similar objects are recorded on the database, numbers DENO-410643 (Hazelwood, Derbyshire), DENO-C68707 (South Wingfield, Derbyshire), DENO-3344F6 (Derbyshire - no parish) & NARC111 (Bishop Auckland, Durham). DENO-3344F6 contains the remains of colourless enamel/glass inside the cup. Objects like this occur in Iron Age contexts with parallels from Dinorben, Abergele, Denb. (Savory 1976, Fig 35, 8-10).

Dimensions: 14.78mm in length, 16.04mm in width (including projection). 5.2g.

References: Savory, H.N., 1976 Guide Catalogue of the Early Iron Age Collections Cardiff : National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Fig. 35, 8-10 ,

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 700 BC
Date to: Circa 100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.78 mm
Width: 16.04 mm
Weight: 5.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 29th December 2014 - Monday 29th December 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Ms Sally Worrell

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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