LOCKING MECHANISM

Unique ID: SUSS-CD79A1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy Roman lock-pin. The pin is derived from a small lock from a box or cupboard. The artefact comprises a circular head, decorated with two concentric rings, with a pellet in the centre. The head measures 7.07mm in diameter and is 1.36mm thick. The shaft is rectangular in section; it is 22.36mm long, 3.92mm wide and 3.43mm thick. The shaft is broken at the opposite terminal to the head, leaving behind only part of the circular perforation. The break is worn and irregular. The metal is a mid greyish-green colour.

Class: LOCK-PIN

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Length: 26.19 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 28th March 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Liz WALKER - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Liz WALKER - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: West Sussex
District: Arun
To be known as: Patching

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Character undetermined[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Tuesday 19th July 2005
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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