IOW-9418AB: Unknown: Unidentified Object

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Unique ID: IOW-9418AB

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

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

This object is a handle or loop which had four projections.

The loop is circular in plan, flat on both faces and bevelled internally on both faces. It has an outer diameter of 17.5mm and an inner diameter of 10.0mm. Between the handle and projection, a collar is oval in cross-section and measures 10.0mm x 9.0mm. There were originally four projections. The existing projection is incomplete and the other three are missing due to breaks. Scars formed by the breaks can be seen where the projections were situated. The surviving projection is sub-triangular in cross-section, angled on the inside and convex on the outside.

The object is drab greyish green with bright green corrosion deposits.

Length: 39.9mm; width: 17.5mm; thickness 9.0mm. Weight: 6.88g.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.9 mm
Width: 17.5 mm
Thickness: 9 mm
Weight: 6.88 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 22nd September 2017 - Friday 22nd September 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: IOW2018-2-26

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
Parish or ward: Dalham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL7459
Four figure Latitude: 52.20176328
Four figure longitude: 0.54475232
1:25K map: TL7459
1:10K map: TL75NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
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: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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