LVPL-57BD94: Uncertain date, unidentified object

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UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: LVPL-57BD94

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

A copper alloy object of uncertain date and function. The object consists of a long arm which is oval in cross-section. At one end the arm tapers in width to form an integral pointed oval terminal. The terminal is sub-triangular in cross-section with one flat face. At the opposite end of the object is a bifurcated terminal which is incomplete. The purpose of each terminal is unclear.

Projecting from the centre of the object is a sub-rectangular tab, one end of which tapers in width and curls inwards on itself. One end of this may be incomplete however it is difficult to be certain.

Dimensions: 130mm in length, 20mm in width (including central 'tab'), 8mm thick, 27.50g

The object has a greyish green patina and its function is currently unknown. The condition and structure of the object suggests that a post-medieval date is likely.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Period to: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 130 mm
Width: 20 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 27.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st July 2017 - Tuesday 22nd August 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: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Frodsham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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