LANCUM-95537C: Post Medieval tortoiseshell folding lorgnette with silver inlay

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Unique ID: LANCUM-95537C

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval tortoiseshell folding lorgnette with silver inlay. The lenses, some of the copper alloy rivets, the handle, and part of the frame are absent. The spectacles have oval frames with an arching bridge which is where it is hinged. Dates to between c1780 and c1940 AD, probably c1880 to c1914 AD.

Folded dimensions length 84mm, width 29mm, and weight 5.8g.

Class: lorgnette
Sub class: folding

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1780
Date to: Circa AD 1940

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 84 mm
Width: 29 mm
Weight: 5.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 3rd June 2021 - Thursday 3rd June 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Other
Secondary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Ribble Valley (District)
To be known as: near Gisburn

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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