NMS-4150F7: Medieval candlestick

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CANDLESTICK

Unique ID: NMS-4150F7

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Part of a Medieval tinned copper alloy(or with high tin content) candlestick, separate base missing, hollow octagonally facetted stem with double collar at both ends and two small perforations (casting faults), with an openwork socket at the upper end with two flat sectioned sides flanking a vertical slot to aid the extraction of the candle, octagonally-facetted collar at the apex with two opposed horizontal forked projections (one damaged). Width of collar 19mm. Width including projections 33mm. Height 101mm. Cf. two French examples illustrated in London Museum Medieval Catalogue plate XXXIX, Top on right and Bottom left (upper right of three examples), and discussion on pages 181-2. 14th century.

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1300
Date to: AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 101 mm
Width: 33 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Katherine Robbins
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Broadland (District)
To be known as: Attlebridge

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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