LIN-9BE4F2: Knife - cast copper-alloy knife end cap

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KNIFE

Unique ID: LIN-9BE4F2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper-alloy knife end cap or stop dating to the Post Medieval Period c. AD 1500-1600. 

The cap is cast in a bi-lobed form with a central groove tapering down from between the two rounded lobes at the top of the cap to the base.  Each lobe has a sub-circular projection. This is likely to be a cap for a scale tang knife.

The handle measures 17.59 mm long, 18.14 mm wide, 6.99 mm thick and it weighs 8.56g

A broadly similar example can be found in Egan (2005) p.95, No: 413 and similar examples can be found on the database including DOR-52E3D9NMS-1EE4D7WAW-AC6B37 and IOW-9AAA4A.

Class: End cap

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.59 mm
Width: 18.14 mm
Thickness: 6.99 mm
Weight: 8.56 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 5th December 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Grasby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA1104
Four figure Latitude: 53.5209572
Four figure longitude: -0.32723665
1:25K map: TA1104
1:10K map: TA10SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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