HAMP1653: Post medieval Sharpener PENCIL

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PENCIL

Unique ID: HAMP1653

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast lead-alloy pencil sharpener. Tapering oval-sectioned cylinder with a pair of wing-like projections on top as a handle (only one is intact). There is a longitudinal slot along one side of the body which would have housed the missing steel cutting-edge. Much of the body and wings is decorated with moulded scroll motifs. There is a cartouche with the initials 'SO'. Traces of iron corrosion within slot and interior from cutting edge. L: 34 W: 8.5-15 Wt: 8.44g (good)

Class: Sharpener

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Post AD 1843

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34 mm
Width: 15 mm
Weight: 8.44 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st December 2001 - Friday 1st March 2002

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sally Worrell
Identified by: Ms Sally Worrell

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Warnford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6123
Four figure Latitude: 51.003163
Four figure longitude: -1.132011
1:25K map: SU6123
1:10K map: SU62SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 16 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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