LEIC-863328: Medieval key

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KEY (LOCKING)

Unique ID: LEIC-863328

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Medieval copper alloy key, 33mm long, 12mm wide and 4mm thick. The key is in a fair condition with a green patina and weighs 3.95 grams. It is quite worn and consists of a circular suspension loop which has a hole worn through it, giving it a crescent shape. It has a sub circular shaft which tapers slightly and terminates with a rectangular protruding bit. This has one rectangular nick (or cleft) out of the centre of its upper and lower surface.

Notes:

see item 861EF1 both were probably lost together

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1100
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33 mm
Width: 12 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 3.95 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 22nd April 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Blaby (District)
Parish or ward: Narborough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5296
Four figure Latitude: 52.55936
Four figure longitude: -1.234392
1:25K map: SP5296
1:10K map: SP59NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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