LVPL-DB4434:

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UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: LVPL-DB4434

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead alloy object of uncertain date and function. The object has a flat base, bulbous body and long tubular neck. At the top of the neck the object flattens out forming a rim. The mouth of the object has been damaged. A circular hole runs through the length of the object and its use as a vessel would therefore be impractical. The hole measures 4.5mm in width. Above the base of the object the lower body is decorated with two transverse rows of grooves in the form of rope-work.

Possible functions for the object may be as a votive offering representing a vessel, or a toy. The light white patina is suggestive of a Medieval or older date however this is not certain. Lead alloy toy vessels appear in the late 15th and continue perhaps into the 18th century although are most common during the late 16th to 17th century.

Dimensions: 45mm in length, 22mm in width, 64.3g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45 mm
Width: 22 mm
Weight: 64.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st September 2013 - Monday 30th September 2013

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Sefton (Metropolitan District)
District: Sefton (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Thornton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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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