IOW-903175: Unknown: Unidentified Object

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Unique ID: IOW-903175

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

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

This object is circular and the front is decorated with a 'triskele'-like motif. The motif is in the form of curvilinear lines forming three evenly spaced conjoined 'scrolls'. The front has a patterned border of continuous oblique lines. The reverse is flat and plain with whitish patches of corrosion. On the rear face, just below the protrusion, a small pale circular area is possibly a break.

This object is drab green with patches of a dark green patina. Traces of gilding can be seen on both sides.

Length: 18.3mm; width: 17.6mm; thickness: 1.8mm. Weight: 2.47g.


The object could possibly be an escutcheon.

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: 18.3 mm
Width: 17.6 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.47 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th September 2018 - Sunday 9th September 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: IOW2018-7-228

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

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: From 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: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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