PUBLIC-D95806: Locket back plate - post medieval

Rights Holder: Graham Brandejs
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Rights Holder: Graham Brandejs
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Unique ID: PUBLIC-D95806

Object type certainty: Certain
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The backplate of a late post medieval gold locket. The remaining part of the locket is made from thin gold sheet. The outer face of the backplate has a stamped floral design with continuous leaf pattern around the edge which develop in five places as defined leaves towards the centre around an open lily type flower. There is a very small amount of copper alloy wire protruding from the rim which may have originally been part of the inside of a loop for hanging the locket or may just have provided a rigid inner framework for the edge of the backplate. On the inside the thin gold sheet is folded over and pressed down to form a complete seal. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1775-1900

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1775
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 22.46 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 20th July 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Graham Brandejs
Identified by: Mr Graham Brandejs

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
Parish or ward: Rattlesden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL9758
Four figure Latitude: 52.18505214
Four figure longitude: 0.88030042
1:25K map: TL9758
1:10K map: TL95NE
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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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