WILT-B8A1EB: Unidentifiable Object

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Unique ID: WILT-B8A1EB

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy unidentified object of uncertain date, possuibly dating from the Roman to the post-medieval period.

The object is cyclydrical in shape, one end is narrower than the other, and has a brown-green pantina.

From the wider end, (14.08mm), the cross section is circular, and there are 5 circular resses, layed out to form a circle shape. The centre of the tip has the remnants of a iron projection. Just beneath this tip on the main body of the artefact are three horizontal grooves with circle the object. From the third groove, the pattern changes course and continues in vertical grooves. These grooves reach to the narrower tip at the end,.

At the narrower end of the object, there is a singular horizontal groove circuling the tip. An incomplete iron projection is visible, with a recent break.

The object is 52.65mm in length, 15mm wide and weighs 23.82 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 52.64 mm
Weight: 23.82 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Grace Clark
Identified by: Miss Grace Clark

Other reference numbers

Other reference: WHM 2016-74

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ogbourne St. Andrew (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1572
Four figure Latitude: 51.44679233
Four figure longitude: -1.78554894
1:25K map: SU1572
1:10K map: SU17SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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