NARC-69BA44: Miners badge: Modern: copper alloy

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Unique ID: NARC-69BA44

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Star-shaped miners' badge of copper alloy, dated 1917. Reverse is blank, obverse bears central circle and six points. Each point is ornamented with c.8 radiating lines. The top and bottom point bears perforations for attachment, and the upper one has been broken across the hole. The central circle bears a simple legend in 3 lines, the upper and lower lines of which curve around the arcs of the circle The legend reads: PELSALL/*1917*/MINERS This badge would have been worn by a miner working at the Pelsall Hall colliery, near Birmingham. This colliery is best known for the mining disaster of 1872, in which 22 miners were drowned.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MODERN
Date from: AD 1917

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4 g
Diameter: 35 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd August 2007

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Castle (Unitary Authority Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0449
Four figure Latitude: 52.12953055
Four figure longitude: -0.48210873
1:25K map: TL0449
1:10K map: TL04NW
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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