LANCUM-2D85A8: LANCUM-2D85A8: Post-medieval or modern drawer handle

Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
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Unique ID: LANCUM-2D85A8

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast copper alloy pin, surviving in two fragments, dating from the Middle Iron Age, that is c. 500-200BC. The stem is complete and shows a swan's neck kick at the top; the break is old. The head is very ornate. It is wheel-shaped with moulded decoration. Between the head and the shaft sits a bulbous neck moulding between two narrow collars. The head is shaped like a wheel with four spokes and seventeen mouldings on the top: twelve around the wheel, like the hours of a clock, one on each spoke and a central one. There is no additional enamel decoration. Pins like these are probably related to wheel-shaped brooches as LANCUM-520697 and LVPL132.


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: 500 BC
Date to: 200 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.72 mm
Width: 18.56 mm
Thickness: 9.38 mm
Weight: 10 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st June 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton
Secondary identifier: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Driffield

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: LANCUM
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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