NCL-DF2D24: Medieval dagger hilt

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Unique ID: NCL-DF2D24

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

A bronze dagger hilt, probably of the late Medieval or early post-Medieval period.

The hilt is pointed-oval shape in plan, and rectangular in section. The base face is solid with a pointed oval perforation that allowed the tang of the blade through the hilt for the handle to mount to. The upper face of the hilt has a 2mm border before opening to fit the blade, such that much of the hilt would be relatively flush to the blade.

At each end of the hilt are knobs, and the upper edge on both sides has a row of small incised rectangles.

Class: Hilt

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 46.5 mm
Width: 13.3 mm
Thickness: 9.07 mm
Weight: 17.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st June 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins
Identified by: Dr Robert Collins

Materials and construction

Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Eden (District)
Parish or ward: Crosby Garrett (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY7309
Four figure Latitude: 54.475634
Four figure longitude: -2.418165
1:25K map: NY7309
1:10K map: NY70NW
WOEID: 17416
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: Monday 28th January 2008
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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