YORYM-BD9D68: YORYM-BD9D68 Medieval barrel padlock key

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Unique ID: YORYM-BD9D68

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

Copper alloy key for a barrel padlock. The object has shank that is rectangular in section, with a flat-sectioned area in the centre. The terminal shows signs of a broken loop for suspension. The head was probably once circular in plan (this disc being at a right angle to the shank; the head is now folded in half, leaving a semi-circle atop the shank. In Britain, the height of the popularity of barrel padlocks was c. 1300-1600

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.4 mm
Width: 8.5 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 1.64 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 25th August 2007 - Monday 27th August 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Beth Echtenacher
Identified by: Beth Echtenacher

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Snape with Thorp (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2584
Four figure Latitude: 54.251075
Four figure longitude: -1.617807
1:25K map: SE2584
1:10K map: SE28SE
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: YORYM
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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