IOW-9ED2C3: Unknown: Unidentified Object

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Unique ID: IOW-9ED2C3

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

An incomplete iron object of Unknown date and uncertain function.

This object has a blade and tang. The blade is triangular in plan and pointed-oval in cross-section. The incomplete tang is roughly square in cross-section. There is a swelling between the blade and tang.

The object is corroded but the edges of the blade are sharp. The tip of the blade is missing.

Length: 60.0mm; width: 20.4mm; thickness of blade: 4.6mm; overall thickness: 6.4mm. Weight: 12.42g.

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: 60 mm
Width: 20.4 mm
Thickness: 6.4 mm
Weight: 12.42 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th April 2018 - Sunday 15th April 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: IOW2018-1-136

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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