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FURNITURE FITTING

Unique ID: SF5225

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper-alloy upholstery tack with hollow-domed pointed-oval head and remains of square-section spike. The head is carefully made with the convex surface made up of lots of longitudinal facets with some oblique filemarks. It may once have been neatly symmetrical, but now a bit of one edge has been cut away. The patina is a dark greyish black, but there is green below where the patina has rubbed off. The dating of this object is difficult - pointed-oval tacks are known from the Roman period but are also used today. The careful manufacture of this one might indicate a relatively early date.

Class: upholstery tack

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20 mm
Width: 11 mm
Weight: 1.94 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st September 2000

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: SUFFOLK WICKHAM SKEITH

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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