Date – earliest/single qualifier


A qualification of the earliest probable or exact date at which an event in an object’s history is thought to have occurred.

How to record

Use a single term, without punctuation or capitalisation, or the standard statistical notation. Maintain a list of standard terms.


+ or – 150; approximate


Use for a Date – earliest/single as required

Information group

Date information

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust