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Unique ID: PUBLIC-9E245E

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

An incomplete Medieval gilded copper alloy probable box or furniture mount.

The mount is irregular in shape. It consists of a bar, from which a neck extends up into an irregular scallop or pelta shaped terminal. The object is corroded, but has traces of gilding on both surfaces. The object also has areas of both light and dark green patina.

Length 42.7mm. Width 20.4mm. Thickness (max) 4.4mm. Weight 5.62g.

A similar recorded example is WMID-181EEB.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.7 mm
Width: 20.4 mm
Thickness: 4.4 mm
Weight: 5.62 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 17-220

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Reigate and Banstead (District)
Parish or ward: Chipstead, Hooley and Woodmansterne (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ2857
Four figure Latitude: 51.29774631
Four figure longitude: -0.16544339
1:25K map: TQ2857
1:10K map: TQ25NE
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: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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