LVPL-EE1E12: Unidentified object

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UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: LVPL-EE1E12

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy unidentified object of Unknown date and uncertain function.

This 'Y'-shaped hollow object has three cylindrical arms. One arm is longer than the other two and each arm swells towards their terminal ends. Each of the arms has a small circular longitudinal perforation, suggesting that it could have been threaded onto a relatively thin string or strings, perhaps to hold them in place and distribute them evenly. A casting seem is visible along on edge of the object. The holes have a diameter of c. 3mm.

The object is corroded and has a variable green patina in places.

Dimensions: 35mm in length, 25mm in width (across the top of the Y), 7mm thick, 14.8g

A Roman or Iron Age date has been suggested, but with little evidence, and their date and function is not clear.

Similar objects recorded on The Portable Antiquities Scheme database have been dated from 300 BC to AD 1900. See finds: CAM-116906; HESH-30B424; IOW-A2BB16; NLM-D4F4D3 and SF-5F8DA2.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35 mm
Width: 25 mm
Thickness: 7 mm
Weight: 14.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 30th March 2017 - Thursday 30th March 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: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
To be known as: Swynnerton

Spatial coordinates


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: LVPL
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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