NLM-7CCBED: Post-Medieval lid handle

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Object type certainty: Possibly
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Lead alloy lid handle. Cast terminal, possibly from the ornate handle of a large spoon. The end is an oval biconical unit with both its sections vertically ribbed, the lower part with a rounded basal expansion which is billeted, with a recess or collar below it. Twisted and broken below the collar, probably where it was fitted into a lid of different material. A thick layer of glossy black paint appears over most of the object. The design may nod to neo-Classical Renaissance forms. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1700

Length: 31.1mm, Diameter/Width: 15.4mm, Weight: 17.67gms

Class: Handle

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.1 mm
Width: 15.4 mm
Weight: 17.67 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 15th July 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM47093

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Black coated

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Gainsborough

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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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Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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