SUSS-CD79A1: Roman : Lock-pin

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LOCKING MECHANISM

Unique ID: SUSS-CD79A1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A cast copper alloy Roman lock-pin. The pin is derived from a small lock from a box or cupboard. The artefact comprises a circular head, decorated with two concentric rings, with a pellet in the centre. The head measures 7.07mm in diameter and is 1.36mm thick. The shaft is rectangular in section; it is 22.36mm long, 3.92mm wide and 3.43mm thick. The shaft is broken at the opposite terminal to the head, leaving behind only part of the circular perforation. The break is worn and irregular. The metal is a mid greyish-green colour.

Class: LOCK-PIN

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 1
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: Circa AD 410
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 28th March 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Liz WALKER
Identified by: Liz WALKER

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
To be known as: Patching

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: Tuesday 19th July 2005
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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