CAM-595474: CAM-595474,Medieval key

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KEY (LOCKING)

Unique ID: CAM-595474

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy Medieval casket key. Late 12th to early 14th century. The key has a circular bow, a solid stem, a cut bit and no shoulder. Its weight is 4.2g, the length is 33.52mm, the width of the stem is 5.17mm and the thickness of the stem is 3.27mm. The diameter of the bow is 13.1mm. The object has a mid to dark green patina with very little corrosion product. See Read, 2001, Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, pages 67 and 72 nos. 546-547 and 549-550.

Class: rotary
Sub class: casket

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.52 mm
Width: 5.17 mm
Thickness: 3.27 mm
Weight: 4.2 g
Diameter: 13.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st August 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Kate Orr
Identified by: Kate Orr

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Great Eversden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL3653
Four figure Latitude: 52.158531
Four figure longitude: -0.013299
1:25K map: TL3653
1:10K map: TL35SE
Grid reference source: From finder
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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