FURNITURE FITTING

Unique ID: NMS-FA74E3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Elaborate hook from furniture, cast in the form of the head of a bird, possibly a heron, incised ring-and-dot for both eyes, narrowed snake-like body cast with cable moulding and looped with splayed projection with corroded remains of inserted iron fixing. 61 x 30mm (length excludes corroded remains of rivet). Cf. identical although fragmentary examples from Hales (Norfolk HER 21515) and Horning (Norfolk HER 8446), formerly described as a Roman spoon or vessel handle in the shape of a heron. Late 17th-18th century.

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 1650
Date to: AD 1799

Dimensions and weight

Length: 61 mm
Width: 30 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st October 2009 - Monday 30th November 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Hazel White - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 30401

Materials and construction

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

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Norfolk
District: Broadland
To be known as: Postwick

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m[scope notes]

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Created: Monday 21st December 2009
Updated: Friday 26th July 2013

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