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SOM-A7457B: Unidentified object

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Unique ID: SOM-A7457B

Object type certainty: Certain
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An unidentified copper alloy object, possibly Early Medieval to Medieval in date, c. AD 1000-1100. The object is an elongated lozengiform plan, tapering from pointed shoulders to a worn and abraded point, probably a break. This section of the object is plano-convex or sub-triangular in cross section. Above the shoulders the object narrows into a waist, prior to expanding into terminal which is sub-trapezoidal when viewed from above. In thickness the object tapers from the shoulders into the flat terminal. The object has a curved profile.

Dimensions: length 54.6mm; width, at shoulders 10.5mm, at waisted section 7.2mm, at terminal 13.0mm; thickness, at shoulders 5.3mm, at terminal 2.8mm; weight 9.96g.

The object is highly abraded, and any idenitification must remain tentative, however, whilst lacking the more elaborate cast decoration of these latter examples, in terms of its general for the object can be compared to a series of currently unidentified objects thought to be of early medieval date, cf. SWYOR-B436F5 and SWYOR-B436F5.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 54.6 mm
Width: 13 mm
Thickness: 5.3 mm
Weight: 9.96 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019481

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Lydeard St. Lawrence (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST1232
Four figure Latitude: 51.08054747
Four figure longitude: -3.25764221
1:25K map: ST1232
1:10K map: ST13SW
Grid reference source: From finder
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: SOM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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