LVPL-179296: Unidentified object

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Unique ID: LVPL-179296

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy 'onion-shaped' knop of uncertain date. The object is oval in plan with a flattened top in the centre of which is a circular scar measuring 3mm in diameter. From the flattened top the object tapers in width towards the base which has a flat circular projection which appears to be incomplete and may have broken away from a larger object such as a brooch. This measures 3mm in diameter. The object is decorated with c.22 moulded ridges which run down the body of the object. The remains of gilding are visible between the ridges. The object has a mid-green patina.

The function of the object is uncertain however it is probably a decoration from a larger object, possibly a brooch. Similar brooch terminals are visible on penannular brooches illustrated in Hattatt, (2000), p339, no.110-1278.

Dimensions: 9mm in diameter, 7.5mm in height, 1.45g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 7.5 mm
Weight: 1.45 g
Diameter: 9 mm

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: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Pontefract

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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