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NAIL CLEANER

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An incomplete copper alloy Roman nail cleaner with High shoulders (Eckardt, H. and Crummy, N. 2008, 120, fig. 59 and Crummy 1983, Type 2a) dating from the 1st to 2nd century AD. The cleaner is leaf shaped and gently tapers from rounded shoulders to a bifurcated tip. The suspension loop is oval and incomplete and lies in the same plane as the body of the object. The body of the object is undecorated; the loop is decorated with a medial groove running around both sides.

Class: High shoulder (Group)
Sub class: Eckardt, H. and Crummy, N. 2008, 120, fig. 59; Crummy 1983, Type 2a

Subsequent actions

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Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.4 mm
Width: 10.9 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.16 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th October 2018

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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: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Castlethorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8044
Four figure Latitude: 52.08857762
Four figure longitude: -0.83380041
1:25K map: SP8044
1:10K map: SP84SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Crummy, N and Eckardt, H. 2004 Regional Identities and Technologies of the Self: Nail-Cleaners in Roman Britain. London The Royal Archaeological Institute.
Crummy, N. 1983 Colchester Archaeological Report 2: The Roman small finds from excavations in Colchester, 1971-9 Colchester Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd

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