SF-853296: Roman unidentified object (possibly)

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Unique ID: SF-853296

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete lead-alloy unidentified object of uncertain date. It is conical in shape with the apex ending in an inverted cone below a circular section. It is hollow and broken into two pieces. The sides of the conical surface are decorated circumferentially with five equidistant bands of four slightly raised lines.

It could be a modern decorative element or a handle of some kind, toy fragment or small tool. The use is unknown and no parallel can be found. The alloy suggests a possible modern date.

For comparison see HESH-020723 in PAS database.

Length of the re-joined pieces: 32.69 mm

Diameter: 7.31 mm

Weight: 3.63 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.69 mm
Weight: 3.63 g
Diameter: 7.31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 17th June 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: EKE 053
Other reference: Finders reference SS14 330

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Eyke

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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