BUC-5FC392: Medieval slide key

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Unique ID: BUC-5FC392

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of an iron padlock slide key with a sub-circular bit. The bit has three rectangular holes. The hole nearest the end measures 11 x 7 mm and the two above measure 8 x 7mm each. A fragment of the shank remains (in the same plane as the bit) and is circular in section with a moulded ridge between the bit and the shank. There may be a metallic surface coating on this key. This corresponds to Goodall's type C padlock key (in Biddle 1990, 1022-1024).

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Retained by finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1000
Date to: AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 46.45 mm
Width: 27.99 mm
Thickness: 4.83 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Wrought
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Hanslope

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Retained by finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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