Unique ID: NCL-DF2D24

Object type certainty: Certain
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A bronze dagger hilt, probably of the late Medieval or early post-Medieval period.

The hilt is pointed-oval shape in plan, and rectangular in section. The base face is solid with a pointed oval perforation that allowed the tang of the blade through the hilt for the handle to mount to. The upper face of the hilt has a 2mm border before opening to fit the blade, such that much of the hilt would be relatively flush to the blade.

At each end of the hilt are knobs, and the upper edge on both sides has a row of small incised rectangles.

Class: Hilt

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Dimensions and weight

Length: 46.5 mm
Width: 13.3 mm
Thickness: 9.07 mm
Weight: 17.4 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st June 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Robert Collins - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Medieval dagger hilt

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Spatial metadata

Region: North West
County: Cumbria
District: Eden
Parish: Crosby Garrett

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY7309
Four figure Latitude: 54.475634 Four figure longitude: -2.418165
1:25K map: NY7309
1:10K map: NY70NW
WOEID: 17416
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]

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: Monday 28th January 2008
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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