GLO-C01E93: 1980 Roman folding knife handle.jpg

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Unique ID: GLO-C01E93

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast copper alloy folding knife handle length 61mm, width 16mm, thickness 12mm, weight 14.72g. The handle is in the shape of a stretching animal possibly a lion. The handle has a flat, crescent-shaped back terminal, it then curves in to form a long, narrow handle with a moulded waist to represent the lion’s rear haunches. The animal’s head pronounced and has moulded ears, pronounced brows, but most of the detail has been lost due to corrosion. The beast’s forelegs extend from beneath the head, stretching out in front of the animal to grasp the front folding blade of the knife. Below the fan are two pierced lugs that would have held the blade, there is a small section of heavily corroded iron attached at this point 14mm long which is all the remains of the blade. An example has been recorded on the data base at DENO-AEBF93 These artefacts date to the 1st or 2nd century

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Post AD 43
Date to: Ante AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 61 mm
Width: 16 mm
Thickness: 12 mm
Weight: 14.72 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st November 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams
Identified by: Mr Kurt Adams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1980

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Cotswold (District)
To be known as: Coberley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: GLO
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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