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Unique ID: LANCUM-69FE85

Object type certainty: Certain
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Unusual lead alloy mount of unknown date and period it appears to be in the form a medal decorated with a swastika. The stamped cross is more consistent with a later Medieval style, suggesting it dates to the 12th to 16th Centuries AD.

The pendant is a mid grey in colour, with an even surface patina.

A direct parallel for this find has not been located at the time of recording.

The swastika, the 'crux gammatica' (a cross formed from 4 Greek capital gamma characters) was widely used long before the Christian period, possibly in pagan religious contexts. It did however continue in use into the early Christian period as a veiled symbol of the Cross (Hattatt; 1987; 222). The length is 50mm, the width is 36mm and the weight 56.87g.

Class: skeuomorphic (swastika)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50 mm
Width: 36 mm
Weight: 56.87 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 25th January 2017 - Wednesday 25th January 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Noon
Identified by: Mr Stuart Noon
Secondary identifier: Mr Stuart Noon

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Hyndburn (District)
Parish or ward: Rishton (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD7230
Four figure Latitude: 53.76558931
Four figure longitude: -2.42624349
1:25K map: SD7230
1:10K map: SD73SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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