LEIC-544574: Iron Age ? bracelet / beaded torc fragment

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Unique ID: LEIC-544574

Object type certainty: Probably
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Iron Age copper alloy beaded Torc fragment? 20mm in length, 12mm wide and 7mm thick with a weight of 3.5g.

The object is rectangular in form with a V shaped cross section. The upper surface is formed of two sub spherical projections which are separated by a rectangular shaped recess. The objects underside has a V shaped recess. The fragment is very small and badly damaged but its possibly part of a two part beaded Torc, similar examples include

LANCUM-C65AB5 NCL-79F3C6 and NLM-145AA3

It was found in the same location as other prehistoric metal fragments (see LEIC-542023 and LEIC-54F15A) suggesting it may have been gathered for re-working?

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa AD 50

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20 mm
Width: 12 mm
Thickness: 7 mm
Weight: 3.5 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Joyce Lee
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Knapwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL3260
Four figure Latitude: 52.2223978
Four figure longitude: -0.06901277
1:25K map: TL3260
1:10K map: TL36SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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