SOM-A7C805: SOM-A7C805: Roman tile comb

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CUTLERY

Unique ID: SOM-A7C805

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete post medieval copper alloy pastry jigger consiting of part of the central shaft and the cross bar forming the head. The shaft is is circular in cross-section at the apex and sub-triangular in cross-section where it joins the head. It swells gradually away from the head, reaching its maximum diameter at a point just below the apex. The head is flat. The upper edge of the head curves upwards, then downwards to either side of the shaft, creating a symmetrical, wavy effect. The extant working end consists of a 'T'-shaped head that would have been used for cutting and impressing the pastry. The underside of the bar is scalloped either side of a central stem. The tool end has deep oblique grooves made alternately from either face creating a zig-zag profile when viewed end-on. Length: 43.57mm, Width: 40.35mm, Thickness of handle: 5.45mm, Weight: 6.35g

Jiggers with similar scalloped ends are illustrated in Finlay, M. Pastry Jiggers and Pastry Prints (2014) p18 and are assigned to the late 17th Century. IOW-CF1323 on this database is a similar but more complete example while LANCUM-AA6015 is complete but has a more curved head.

Notes:

Previously identified as a Roman tile comb.

Class: Food preperation equipment

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.57 mm
Width: 40.35 mm
Thickness: 5.45 mm
Weight: 6.35 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 3rd May 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Entry 020705

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Alvediston

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Updated: Wednesday 7th September 2016

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