KNIFE

Unique ID: PUBLIC-57F732

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

Post Medieval cast copper alloy slightly irregular oval end-cap of a scale-tang knife with the stub of the iron tang remaining in the cleft. It is closed at the top, the end of disc being plain. Engraved on both flat faces are three letters which look like I M S between two horizontal lines. The top curve of the S is missing on both faces. Above the top line is the omega symbol Ω. It is 16.04mm wide by 16.46mm long by 6.19mm thick and weighs 7.49g. Several similar knife stops are recorded on the database, e.g. SUSS-F15AF4, DOR-55A6C1 and NMS-ED0EE1. Alternative names for the end cap of a knife are stop, pommel or terminal.

Class: End-cap
Inscription: Ω I M S

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Length: 16.46 mm
Width: 16.04 mm
Thickness: 6.19 mm
Weight: 7.49 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th February 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Colin Knight - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Colin Knight - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

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]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Knife cap-end

Image use policy

You can use our images unless stated otherwise under a CC BY-SA licence.

Spatial metadata

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

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: Grassland, Heathland[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Regularly improved[scope notes]

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: SUSS-F15AF4
Object type: KNIFE
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Post Medieval cast copper alloy oval discoidal end cap of scale-tang knife with end of iron tang in cleft. Three deeply engraved oblique slash…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind waiting to be validated

Find number: NMS-C01017
Object type: KNIFE
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Oval discoidal end-cap of post-medieval scale-tang knife with end of iron tang in cleft. Three deeply engraved oblique slashes around end. En…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind waiting to be validated

Find number: DENO-3049D8
Object type: KNIFE
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Early post-Medieval cast copper alloy knife handle end-cap (terminal/pommel), 16th century. This appears to be in the form of a 'claw' hammer …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind waiting to be validated

Spotted a mistake? Tell us. Add a new comment | Total Comments [1]

Approved comments on this record

  • Laura Burnett wrote @ 09:42:12 on the 3rd June 2011.

    Really nice record. I wonder if it could be IHS for jesus? which would also go with the omega.

Comment on this artefact's record

Data entered via this form is checked against the akismet service to recognise spam.

Enter your comments:

* This will not be displayed to the public.

* Not compulsory

The following HTML tags can be used - a,p,ul,li,em,strong,br,img,a - and paragraphs will be automatically created

Audit data

Created: Friday 11th February 2011
Updated: Tuesday 22nd March 2011

This page is available in: qrcode json xml geojson rdf representations.

Social Bookmarking: