WILT-441B2B: WILT-441B2B

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RIVET

Unique ID: WILT-441B2B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Medieval or Post-Medieval copper-alloy rivet for repairing metal vessels dating to c. AD 1450-1800. Formed from a triangular piece of sheet metal, it has been rolled into a cone with a sharp point with unsoldered lapped seam and would have been hammered into wood. This action of hammering would have closed the open wider end. 

Dimensions: length: 64.6mm; width: 10.7mm; weight: 8.56g.

Cf similar examples on the PAS database: IOW-4F4241, HAMP-361C10, SOM-DA1092.

Egan (2005:101) suggests that these were a later form of rivet, which took over from the Medieval folded staples in the late 15th to the mid to late 16th century and continued in use into the 18th century.

Egan, G. 2005. Material Culture in London in an Age of Transition. MoLAS Monograph 19. English Heritage: London.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 64.6 mm
Width: 10.7 mm
Weight: 8.56 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 3rd September 2021 - Sunday 5th September 2021

Rally details.

This object was found at Rodney Cook Memorial Rally 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM5887

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ogbourne St. Andrew (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1571
Four figure Latitude: 51.43780084
Four figure longitude: -1.785591
1:25K map: SU1571
1:10K map: SU17SE
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

References cited

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