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A cast copper alloy  post Medieval spur rowel with eight triangular points, four of which have been shortened in antiquity, probably through wear or impact. Five triangular points have an incised line running mid-section along  the point from tip to centre on both sides. The rowel is slightly convex on one side and concave on the other in profile. The rowel patina is dark brown in colour, with remains of dark red pigment visible on both sides. On the convex side on one of the triangular points a small area of gilding is visible. The central hole for the axis spindle is 3.8mm in diameter. The rowel measures 35.75mm in diameter at its widest point, and 3.25mm thick at its deepest point, and is 2.63 grams.

Class: Rowel

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.25 mm
Weight: 2.63 g
Diameter: 35.75 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th May 2021 - Sunday 30th May 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: South Derbyshire (District)
To be known as: Cauldwell

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: PUBLIC
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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