HAMP-0BA997:

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UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: HAMP-0BA997

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

An incomplete copper alloy unidentified object of trapezoidal form, with two parallel short edges and long edges which narrow from the complete, wider end to the broken, shorter end. The object is narrowest at the wide end (11.4x1.9mm) and thickest at the short end (6.3x4.5mm). The break is old and worn, and oval in cross-section. There is some possible (old) damage to the wider end. The metal has a browny-purple patina and is rough to touch, with a lighter brown surface concretion on both faces. It measures 20.6mm in length, 11.4mm in max.width, 4.5mm in max.thickness and weighs 3.36g.
Whilst perhaps a little thick for the purpose, the object is similar in shape to the 'eraser' end of a Roman or medieval stylus.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.6 mm
Width: 11.4 mm
Thickness: 4.5 mm
Weight: 3.36 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 8th August 2015 - Saturday 8th August 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 466

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ropley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6432
Four figure Latitude: 51.0837574
Four figure longitude: -1.08767384
1:25K map: SU6432
1:10K map: SU63SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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