SF-B4B883: Unidentified object

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Unique ID: SF-B4B883

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

A copper-alloy unidentified probably Iron Age object. This object consists of three circular discs, each measuring c10mm in diameter and c4mm in thickness, which are arranged in an overall triangular shape with the two opposing discs, forming the base of the 'triangle' joined by an integral curvilinear bar. The object measures c18mm by c22mm in total size. The front faces of the three discs are decorated with an indented ring and dot motif. The back face is flat and undecorated.

No parallel could be found for this object and its function is unclear, it could possibly be a strap fitting of some sort but it is difficult to see how it would have functioned as such as the hole in between the two opposing discs is small. Alternatively it could have been attached to a larger object via the hole, although no trace of any such object can be seen. It is believd to be Iron Age in date due to its style.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa 500 BC
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18 mm
Width: 22 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 5.83 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st September 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Brandon

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
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

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Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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