LIN-D9451D: Unidentified object

Rights Holder: Lincolnshire County Council
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: LIN-D9451D

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

A fragment of a copper alloy terminal from an unknown object, dated to the Iron Age to Medieval period (c. 50 BC - AD 1500). The object is sqaure in profile and rectangular in shape. At the terminal is a short cyclindrical projection. There are no decorative features apparent on the fragment. There is a very slight curve in the object indicating it may have come from a bracelet, torc or another rounded object. See record no. SWYOR-90DEC4 as a potential idea of what the object may have been.

The overall dimensions are as follows: 13.86mm in length, 4.9mm in width, 4.56mm in thickness and 2.03g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa 50 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.86 mm
Width: 4.9 mm
Thickness: 4.56 mm
Weight: 2.03 g

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Chapel St. Leonards (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF5572
Four figure Latitude: 53.22243931
Four figure longitude: 0.32022994
1:25K map: TF5572
1:10K map: TF57SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: SOM-1C2C53
Object type: HOARD
Broadperiod: BRONZE AGE
A hoard of nineteen incomplete and fragmentary gold items of Middle Bronze Age date: 1. Bar torc (part) of triangular cross section, with sim…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: HAMP-EF62CF
Object type: HOARD
Broadperiod: BRONZE AGE
A Middle Bronze Age ornament hoard, c.20 items mostly fragmentary but two complete arm-rings. The hoard was mostly discovered in situ, with th…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: HAMP-1AE583
Object type: HOARD
Broadperiod: BRONZE AGE
Circumstances of discovery A possible, distorted, Middle Bronze Age gold torc fragment was found on cultivated land in the course of metal…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.