LEIC-327810: Post Medieval copper alloy casting waste

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Unique ID: LEIC-327810

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Post Medieval? copper alloy casting waste, 144mm long, 113mm wide and 38mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 1.180Kg. The object has glass fragments melted into its surface which would suggest that both materials have been burnt together at a high temperature, possibly in a furnace. The presence of the glass suggests it has a post medieval date.


The object was found about 4ft underground by Miss Safia White and Master Liam Doyle during fencing work.


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1500
Date to: AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 144 mm
Width: 113 mm
Thickness: 38 mm
Weight: 1.18 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 26th June 2008

Personal details

Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: FLE16123

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Glass

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Charnwood (District)
Parish or ward: Anstey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5409
Four figure Latitude: 52.676021
Four figure longitude: -1.202774
1:25K map: SK5409
1:10K map: SK50NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Building work
Discovery circumstances: found whilst digging

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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