DUR-7F696A: DUR-7F696A

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Unique ID: DUR-7F696A

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete lead-alloy post-medieval object, probably a commemorative token or medal. The cast object is a circular disc of metal that has been folded or bent, with edges meeting at the one end of the object and flaring at the opposite, so as to form an irregular cone. There is no indication as to whether this occured pre or post-deposition.

The object is 29.66mm in diameter, 2.4mm thick and weighs 10.6g.

There appears to be a legend arranged circumferentially around the obverse exposed edge of the medal, with further lettering and possibly a design toward the centre; however, corrosion and abrasion have rendered any script illegible. The reverse of the medal, partially visible within the fold, appears blank. The flared end of the folded medal is damaged and abraded. Two sub-circular clipped areas on the medal may indicate the position of attachments.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1750
Date to: Circa AD 1930

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.64 mm
Weight: 10.6 g
Diameter: 29.66 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st December 2016 - Thursday 1st December 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Benjamin Westwood
Identified by: Mr Benjamin Westwood

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bishop Auckland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2131
Four figure Latitude: 54.6736345
Four figure longitude: -1.67587912
1:25K map: NZ2131
1:10K map: NZ23SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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