IOW-743379: Unknown: Unidentified Object

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Unique ID: IOW-743379

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

An incomplete copper-alloy unidentified object of Unknown date and function.

This object is sub-rectangular in plan and cross-section.

In plan, from the straight and broken end, the sides taper in for a short distance and then flare to the slightly rounded and complete end. On the underside, close to the break, there is a circular hole, 8.0mm in diameter and 4.7mm in depth.

The object is green and corroded with patches of a dark brown patina. The break is abraded.

Length: 50.0mm; width: 23.1mm; thickness across hole: 6.4mm. Weight: 29.71g.

Subsequent actions

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


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50 mm
Width: 23.1 mm
Thickness: 6.4 mm
Weight: 29.71 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th January 2018 - Sunday 14th January 2018

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: IOW2018-7-20

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper 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: GPS (from the finder)
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: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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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