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SWYOR-753D2F: SWYOR-753D2F Post Medieval Parasol

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Unique ID: SWYOR-753D2F

Object type certainty: Possibly
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A post medieval to Modern silver and iron object, probably a dress accessory such as a posy holder or finial from a parasol, dating from AD 1750 - 1900. It is a cone of sheet silver filled with iron corrosion, possibly from an internal liner. The wide end of the cone has a decorative wavy edge. The sides are decorated with scales or feathers in relief. There is a band of beading round each end and the centre. It is 52.12mm long, diameter 14mm narrowing to 5.4mm and weight 8.76g. there is no visible maker's mark or hallmark.

No close parallel has been found on the PAS database, but there are antique versions of similar form, such as 

The style and form of this object suggests a late 19th or 19th century date, so this object has not been declared as potential Treasure as it is not old enough.

Class: posy holder

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1750
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 52.1 mm
Weight: 8.76 g
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 30th July 2021 - Tuesday 29th September 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3724

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Sheffield (Metropolitan District)
District: Sheffield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Stocksbridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2699
Four figure Latitude: 53.48707673
Four figure longitude: -1.60963365
1:25K map: SK2699
1:10K map: SK29NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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