LVPL-8A4C1A: Unidentified object, uncertain date.

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Unique ID: LVPL-8A4C1A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead alloy object of uncertain type and function. The object is conical with a flat hollow base and rounded top. The object appears to be anthropomorphic in style however is crudely made and it is therefore uncertain if this is a deliberate style or not. Either side of the 'head' are two semi-circular lugs or 'ears'. In the centre of one face of the object is a long pointed triangular projection which may form a possible nose. Either side of this is a single circular pit which may represent eyes however they are uneven with the right (viewed facing) 'eye' being higher than that on the left. Within the hollow base of the object is a bent strip of lead alloy which projects to a point. Whether this is a deliberate hook or a damaged fragment is uncertain. The exact date and function of this object is unknown. It has a mid-grey patina.

Dimensions: 16mm in length, 16mm in width, 18mm thick (including the 'nose'), 7.7g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16 mm
Width: 16 mm
Thickness: 18 mm
Weight: 7.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st July 2016 - Wednesday 3rd August 2016

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: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Flintshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Flintshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Nannerch

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
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: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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