Unique ID: GLO-C01E93

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Cast copper alloy folding knife handle length 61mm, width 16mm, thickness 12mm, weight 14.72g. The handle is in the shape of a stretching animal possibly a lion. The handle has a flat, crescent-shaped back terminal, it then curves in to form a long, narrow handle with a moulded waist to represent the lion’s rear haunches. The animal’s head pronounced and has moulded ears, pronounced brows, but most of the detail has been lost due to corrosion. The beast’s forelegs extend from beneath the head, stretching out in front of the animal to grasp the front folding blade of the knife. Below the fan are two pierced lugs that would have held the blade, there is a small section of heavily corroded iron attached at this point 14mm long which is all the remains of the blade. An example has been recorded on the data base at DENO-AEBF93 These artefacts date to the 1st or 2nd century

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Post AD 43
Date to: Ante AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Length: 61 mm
Width: 16 mm
Thickness: 12 mm
Weight: 14.72 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st November 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Kurt Adams - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1980

Materials and construction

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

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Gloucestershire
District: Cotswold
To be known as: Coberley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
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]

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Created: Friday 21st December 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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