IOW-B3234D: Unknown: Toilet Article or Needle

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TOILET ARTICLE

Unique ID: IOW-B3234D

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

An incomplete copper-alloy object of Unknown date, possibly a toilet article or needle (AD 43-1800).

This undecorated object is misshapen, slightly convex on one side and flat on the other side. At one end there are the remains of an eye or loop and the opposite end has a transverse break. It has a uniform thickness throughout its length but its width tapers. At the eye, the width is 3.4mm and at the break it has a width of 2.0mm.

The object has a green patina and the breaks are old.

Length: 78.5mm; length if straightened: c. 129.5mm; width: 3.4mm; thickness: 1.5mm. Weight: 3.53g.

Notes:

Found on the surface while metal detecting on a Roman site.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 78.5 mm
Width: 3.4 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 3.53 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 25th October 2018 - Thursday 25th October 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: IOW2018-5-41

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: Chance find during metal detecting
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: About one month ago
Updated: 29 days ago

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