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    • Created by: Naomi Payne
    • Created after: Sunday 1st January 2006
    • Created before: Sunday 31st December 2006
    • Primary material: Gold

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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 8th May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sixpenny Handley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-D3E8B7
Object type: JEWELLERY
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of gold strip tapering to a narrow, rounded end which is pierced, pushing excess gold through to the back. The long edges are flattened. The broken edge appears to be torn. The piece is slightly crumpled and distorted. Length 21.2mm; width 9.5mm; thickness 0.5mm at edge; weight 0.86 grams. Non-destructive X-ray flourescence analysis of the fragment indicated a surface composition in the range of 87-90% gold, 8-10% silver and less than 1% copper. The piece may be compared with complete examples of ornaments found at Binstead, Sussex (Treasure Annual Report 1998-1999, pp. 10-…
Created on: Tuesday 5th September 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mudford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-2F7200
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A folded fragment of sheet gold strip with a narrower strip threaded through and wrapped. Maximum length 13mm; width of wider strip 6mm; thickness 3mm as folded; width of narrow strip 2.5mm; weight 1.43 grams. Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface indicated a gold content for both of 86-89%, a silver content of 8-10% and at least 1% copper. Though the analysis does not rule out an ancient date, the piece is an undiagnostic fragment which cannot be assigned to a cultural or chronological context. Due to the undiagnostic nature of the find it can not be securely date…
Created on: Thursday 11th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nether Compton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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