KENT-326057: A gold object of uncertain date and function

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Unique ID: KENT-326057

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Length of round-sectioned gold rod, cut bifacially at one end. The fragment is undiagnostic, and a date cannot be assigned to it. Non-destructive X-ray flourescence of the surface composition in the range of 71-75% gold, 13-16% silver and 9-12% copper.


Treasure case 2005 T154. Report by Gill Varndell.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2005T154


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Date from: Circa 2150 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.86 mm
Width: 4.37 mm
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 3.83 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th April 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Richardson
Identified by: Gillian Varndell

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2005T154

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: SUTTON

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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