IOW-5A4709: Unknown: Unidentified Object

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UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: IOW-5A4709

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

An incomplete lead alloy object of Unknown date (AD 43-1800).

A flat rectangular 'tablet' or strip with an integral curving and tapering arm. The upper face of the object bears stamped Roman numerals: IX or XI. On the upper face, in one angle of the X, there is a circular hole which measures 2.8mm in diameter. The hole penetrates through to the rear face where it is smaller and its edge is burred. The hole is currently filled with earth. The curving arm is bevelled on its upper face and one longer edge is bevelled on the rear face. This bevelling seems to have occurred when the metal was chopped.

This object is greyish buff and there appears to be a break at the end of the curving arm.

Length: 42.0mm; width: 24.9mm; thickness: 3.3mm. Weight: 19.02g.

The object was found close to the find-spot of IOW-6A3379.

Inscription: IX XI

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 43
Date to: Exactly AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42 mm
Width: 24.9 mm
Thickness: 3.3 mm
Weight: 19.02 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd December 2017 - Sunday 3rd December 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-8-75

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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