HAMP98: Medieval tweezers

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Unique ID: HAMP98

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Tweezers made from copper alloy sheet with adjustable slide or band on the shaft, similar to those found on page-holders. The top of the tweezers terminates in a loop. Both faces have incised zigzag line and punch dot decoration, which fades towards the end of the arms. File marks visible at ends of arms.


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Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1066
Date to: AD 1540

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 79 mm
Width: 10 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 8 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sally Worrell
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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Decoration method: Incised
Decoration style: Other

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Chilcomb (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5325
Four figure Latitude: 51.021937
Four figure longitude: -1.245723
1:25K map: SU5325
1:10K map: SU52NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Unknown

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 19 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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