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LAMP HANGER

Unique ID: SF-D168BF

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Medieval copper-alloy lamp hanger dating to circa AD 1300-1450. It has three branching rectangular-sectioned arms, each of which terminates in an old break before it reaches a circular aperture. The arms are set perpendicular to the broadly rectangular-sectioned central stem. At the top ofhte stem is a circular suspension loop.On the underside of the stem at the junction of the arms is a D-shaped lug with central, circular aperture.

The object is consistent with examples depicted in Egan 1998: pg 131, nos 356-357, described as branched holders for hanging lamps. 

Length: 18.9mm; Width: 28.9mm; Thickness: 14.8mm; Weight: 8.18g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.9 mm
Width: 28.9 mm
Thickness: 14.8 mm
Weight: 8.18 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2021 - Thursday 9th September 2021

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Wyverstone

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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Egan, G. 1998 The Medieval Household: Daily Living c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) London The Stationery Office

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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