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Unique ID: SUR-58AF74

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A fragment of a Medieval copper alloy rotary key of Ward-Perkins' London type VI, dating to circa AD 1100-1500, which has lost its bow. The stem is cylindrical with a sub-rounded cross-section of 10.2mm diameter, and has a hollow end at the bit. The bit projects and is cylindrical and complex with (originally) three or four hooped projections.

Class: London type VI

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Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 51.7 mm
Height: 22.6 mm
Width: 10.1 mm
Weight: 33.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 25th September 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Leckhampstead (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7236
Four figure Latitude: 52.01776164
Four figure longitude: -0.95222268
1:25K map: SP7236
1:10K map: SP73NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Ward Perkins, J.B. 1940 The London Museum Medieval Catalogue London HMSO

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

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