NLM-24F6E5: Unidentified Post-Medieval Object

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Unique ID: NLM-24F6E5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver unidentified object. A small, probably cast, flat-sided annular object, resembling a cog with a series of twelve rounded 'teeth' interrupted by a short [3mm] straight bar. This might have been taken to indicate the loss of another tooth or two were the central aperture not also slightly expanded towards the bar, which is its only departure from an otherwise circular form. The finder kindly reports that his own tests [of an unspecified nature] suggest the object to be silver gilt. The fine modelling might point to a mechanical function, but the gilding carries across the 'teeth' so any such use has been so light as to leave this coating undisturbed. It might be a detached decorative element, perhaps from the head of an ornate pin. Alternatively, it may be a tiny buckle frame, in its form resembling a miniature version of CAM-847587; decorative buckles with serrated outer edges are late medieval to early post-medieval types (Whitehead, R. 1996, Buckles 1250-1800, Greenlight Publishing, Chelmsford, single looped nos 266, 270, 273 and double looped nos 352-357). The fine modelling and particularly the gilding of a silver object may both point to an early post-medieval date. In view of the suggested age and suspected material of the object it is to be submitted to the Treasure process, Ref. 2018 T624. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600.

Diameter: 11.5mm, Thickness: 1.7mm, Weight: 1.05gms.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2018T624


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 1.05 g
Diameter: 11.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM40136
Treasure case number: 2018T624

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Knaith

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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