YORYM-BC3D2F: Unidentified object

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An iron unidentified object of uncertain date. The object is L shaped in plan. One terminal has a crude knop, which then expands out towards a corner before extending forwards to form the second arm. The arm with the knop is D shaped in cross section, while the other arm is broadly lenticular in cross section. A short projection is situated on the outer edge of the upper arm, towards the corner. It is difficult to discern if the terminals end in breaks, but due to their uneven edges it is likely. The object is heavily corroded, with a brown-orange patina on the surface. The inner surface has faint areas of green corrosion, which imply a copper-alloy content or contact with a copper alloy object. The object appears to be quite crudely made, and it is possible it is casting waste or similar. However, due to its presence on a site which has yielded Early Medieval objects, it is possibile that it is part of a bell or stirrup (cf. WAW-989551).

The object measures 53.79mm in length, 38.79mm in width, 19.77mm in thickness at its thickest, 9.93mm at its thinnest and weighs 36.08g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 400
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 53.79 mm
Width: 38.79 mm
Thickness: 19.77 mm
Weight: 36.08 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Denise Wilding
Identified by: Mrs Denise Wilding

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05096

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bainton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9752
Four figure Latitude: 53.95500829
Four figure longitude: -0.52327823
1:25K map: SE9752
1:10K map: SE95SE
Grid reference source: From finder
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: YORYM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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