LVPL-B87E68: Roman unidentified object

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Unique ID: LVPL-B87E68

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy pin or implement probably of Roman date. The object has a flattened oval head and an oval sectioned shaft. The head of the object is pierced in the centre with a perforation measuring 3.5mm in diameter. Each face of the object is undecorated and the shaft terminates with an ancient break. There is no visible collar or decoration at the junction between the head and the shaft.

The exact function of this object is uncertain however it may have been a cosmetic implement, pin or clothing fattener. The object has a dark brown patina and is in fair condition.

Dimensions: 35mm in length, 11mm in width, 3mm thick (at junction between the head and the shaft), 3.1g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35 mm
Width: 11 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 3.1 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: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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