NMS-14FC51: Medieval triangular fragment of object

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Unique ID: NMS-14FC51

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roughly triangular fragment of a medieval copper alloy object with four ovoid apertures. The straight edge is original, while the other sides are not, with the breaks running across seven further apertures. There is a very slight curve so that with the straight edge levelled up the object appears to set at c.40° from the vertical. On the outer or convex face at the straight edge a rounded notch is flanked by a pair of slight protuberances. Rocker-arm engraving, now rather faint, is visible on the outer face. A very similar fragment from West Acre (HER 30821) was considered as perhaps from a ventilator or lantern. >32mm x >24mm. Maximum thickness 2mm.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1066
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32 mm
Width: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ellen Bales
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Congham

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: NMS
Created: Friday 10th March 2006
Updated: Tuesday 10th December 2013

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