DENO-CBD23C: Unidentified object of uncertain date

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Unique ID: DENO-CBD23C

Object type certainty: Certain
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An object of uncertain date and function, possibly a weight. It is an irregular, roughly lozenge shaped piece of dark, non-ferrous metal, probably a copper alloy, All edges are chipped and irregular. It is broadly flat in profile, both surfaces are decorated with three raised concentric circles, the outer of which is double, the lines 1 mm apart. The innermost circle forms a cup with a depressed centre, 3.8 mm diameter. The overall diameter of the pattern is 12.6 mm. On one surface the pattern of circles is deformed, possibly by an impact.

No parallel can be found on this database, although it is interesting to compare record HESH-996972. Biggs and Withers (2000, p 25) describe flat weights decorated with concentric circles, but again no close parallel can be found.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Period to: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.7 mm
Width: 22.7 mm
Thickness: 7.2 mm
Weight: 20.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 28th December 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Simon Nicholson
Identified by: Mr Simon Nicholson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby AW0001

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
To be known as: East Nottinghamshire

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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