NMS-EDF0F5: Post- medieval furniture fitting

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Unique ID: NMS-EDF0F5

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Openwork medieval to post-medieval furniture fitting, comprising an escutcheon with a central hole and moulded detail on the front face, a very elaborate quatrefoil with a heart-shaped petals alternating with trefoil sprigs and around the whole eight annulets (four open, four blind). Thickness 2mm, diameter 30mm. Very similar to an example from south-west Wiltshire (Read 2001 no. 342). 15th - 17th century.


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1699

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Diameter: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 18th August 2009 - Monday 21st September 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Hazel White
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 45401

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
To be known as: Great Dunham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Read, B. 2001 Metal artefacts of antiquity: A catalogue of small finds from specific areas of the United Kingdom Langport Portcullis Publishing

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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