LVPL-2A1796: Iron Age unidentified object

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Unique ID: LVPL-2A1796

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy object of probable Iron Age date of uncertain function. The fragment is curved in plan and profile and is concave. The outer face of the object is decorated with a raised cast V or sub-triangular shaped platform. The outer face of the object is faceted. The object has a smooth light green patina and is in very good condition.

Although a parallel is not currently known for this object an Iron Age date has been tentatively suggested based on the patina and condition of the fragment. An object which is similar in profile is this Roman linch pin cover HESH-E8A306, The object may also have functioned as part of a horse harness such as a terret.

Dimensions: 24.94mm in length, 18.08mm in width, 9.98mm thick, 6.6g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 700 BC
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.94 mm
Width: 18.08 mm
Thickness: 9.98 mm
Weight: 6.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st May 2015 - Tuesday 30th June 2015

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Harold

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
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: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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