SF5736: Copper-alloy tweezers of unknown date

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Unique ID: SF5736

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Part of one arm of a pair of tweezers. It flares from 7 mm wide at the fairly fresh break, to 8.5 mm close to the bottom; it becomes a little narrower at the turned-in end, but this may be due to edge damage. The arm is flat and the end is turned in at right angles. There is no decoration, and so the fragment is hard to date; it could date to anywhere from the Roman to the medieval period.


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 43
Date to: AD 1540

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29 mm
Width: 8.5 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 1.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st March 2001

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)

Spatial coordinates

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

No references cited so far.

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Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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