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Record ID: DOR-AC5494
Object type: RIBBON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The fragment comprises one end of a ribbon of gold the sides converging in a convex curve towards a rounded terminal. The fragment has been broken from a larger object and is creased and distorted along its length. Dimensions Length: 35mm; Width (max.): 11mm; Thickness: 0.5mm; Weight: 1.82g Metal composition Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface of the fragment indicated a surface composition of approximately 88-90% gold, 9-11% silver with approximately 1% copper. Discussion It is difficult to identify the Gussage-all-Saints fragment as a particular ob…
Created on: Monday 8th July 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-635644
Object type: RIBBON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small fragment of gold strip tapering to a tongue-shaped terminal, where it has been pierced, slightly off-centre. The piercing has been carried out from the slightly less dull side. The piece is very weathered, and there is some cracking across the width where it seems to have been folded. Surviving length 38.5mm; maximum surviving width 10.5mm; thickness less than 0.5mm; weight 1.63 grams. Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface indicated a gold content of 84-87 %, silver content of 10-13 %, the remainder being copper. The fragment is part of a larger piece, whi…
Created on: Wednesday 18th October 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sixpenny Handley', grid reference and parish protected.


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