NMS-59AC43: Early medieval tweezers

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Unique ID: NMS-59AC43

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Lower part of one arm of a pair of Middle Saxon copper alloy tweezers. Below the break the sides are chamfered and near the centre there is a line of punched dots. Below this an engraved saltire between two horizontal pairs of transverse lines. The next part is undecorated although the sides are chamfered. Below another pair of transverse lines the wide expansion to the inturned blade is decorated with a cross formed from eight punched ring-and-dots. Length >32mm. Width at break 3.5mm, at blade 13.5mm. 8th - 9th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Middle
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 899

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32 mm
Width: 3.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th October 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Hazel White
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 25476

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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