NARC-01AB23: Medieval tweezers

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TWEEZERS

Unique ID: NARC-01AB23

Object type certainty: Certain
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A small, simple pair of copper-alloy tweezers. Made from a thin sheet bent double with a small loop. The straight arms are now slightly misaligned. They sit at an acute angle of approximately ten degrees. The ends turn in at an angle of approximately 135 degrees. As Pritchard (1991, 383) notes, such a construction method is characteristic of Romano-British tweezers as well as medieval ones. In the absence of surface decoration it is difficult to date simple tweezers. However, as this pair were found on a known deserted medieval village (DMV) site a medieval date can be suggested.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.9 mm
Width: 6 mm
Thickness: 6.1 mm
Weight: 1.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2003

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Overstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8065
Four figure Latitude: 52.277337
Four figure longitude: -0.828853
1:25K map: SP8065
1:10K map: SP86NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. 1991 Dress Accessories, c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) (1991) London Stationery Office Books 383

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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