Unique ID: NCL-198262

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper-alloy finger loop terminal from a small pair of scissors dating from the post-Medieval period. The handle is plain, egg shape in plan and D shaped in section with the exterior surface flat and interior curved. At the tip of the narrower end are the remains of the shank which is rectangular in section. This represents the break of the loop from the scissors, this break has been smoothed. In appearance this is very similar to a medieval stirrup-shaped finger ring. It is possible that it may have been reused as such but without a setting.


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 1700
Date to: AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 1.73 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 24.38 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st October 2008

Personal details

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

A resized image of Post-Medieval finger loop from scissors

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire And The Humber
County: North Yorkshire
District: Hambleton
Parish: Kirkby Fleetham With Fencote

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2994
Four figure Latitude: 54.340735 Four figure longitude: -1.555452
1:25K map: SE2994
1:10K map: SE29SE
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]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

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Created: Wednesday 6th May 2009
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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