LVPL-3B0A7B: Medieval unidentified object

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Unique ID: LVPL-3B0A7B

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

A fragment of a copper alloy object of uncertain date and function. The fragment is curved in profile and is decorated by a band of ropework. Above the ropework is a rim which is sub-triangular in cross section while below is a deep groove. The lower half of the object is undecorated and has a broken edge. The internal face is undecorated but is ridged to the rear of the external groove. The object has a dark green patina.

Due to the fragmentary nature of the object the function and date are unknown however the patina and construction both suggest a medieval to post-medieval date range. A parallel has not currently been found.

Dimensions: 22mm in length, 15mm in width, 3mm thick, 5.5g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22 mm
Width: 15 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 5.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st March 2017 - Thursday 6th April 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
District: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Thorp Arch

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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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