NCL-198262: Post-Medieval finger loop from scissors

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: NCL-198262

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

A cast copper-alloy finger loop terminal from a small pair of scissors dating from the post-Medieval period. The handle is plain, egg shape in plan and D shaped in section with the exterior surface flat and interior curved. At the tip of the narrower end are the remains of the shank which is rectangular in section. This represents the break of the loop from the scissors, this break has been smoothed. In appearance this is very similar to a medieval stirrup-shaped finger ring. It is possible that it may have been reused as such but without a setting.


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1700
Date to: AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.73 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 24.38 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st October 2008

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins
Identified by: Miss Hannah Farnaby

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Kirkby Fleetham with Fencote (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2994
Four figure Latitude: 54.340735
Four figure longitude: -1.555452
1:25K map: SE2994
1:10K map: SE29SE
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.

Similar objects

Find number: WAW-0C237F
Object type: FINGER RING
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A gold finger ring of medieval date. The ring is sub-circular in plan, with a slightly thickened portion forming the slightly po…
Workflow: On reviewFind on review

Find number: BERK-700B4B
Object type: FINGER RING
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A now bent and distorted silver stirrup-shaped finger-ring dating to the medieval period. The finger ring has a plain hoop with a D-shaped in…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SF-89B470
Object type: FINGER RING
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A complete gold medieval finger-ring of stirrup shape. The hoop is D-shaped in section and expands into a bezel with an oval sha…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: Wednesday 6th May 2009
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.