WMID-3E6B20: Modern copper-alloy pastry jigger

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Unique ID: WMID-3E6B20

Object type certainty: Certain
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The terminal from a modern, 18th to 19th century pastry jigger. The object is missing its functional cutting end, and only the top end survives. The object is 'T' shaped and terminates in a 'crimped' zig zag, presumably to be used in decorating the pastry. Beneath the terminal there is a double collared knop and then a circular shaft. These objects are often confused with Roman tile combs. The object measures 50.21 mm long, 35.25 mm wide at the 'T'shaped end, and has a shaft that is 4.9 mm thick. It weighs 14.6 grams. It has a smooth dark green patina.

Class: pastry jigger

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50.21 mm
Width: 35.25 mm
Thickness: 4.9 mm
Weight: 14.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 27th July 2010 - Tuesday 26th October 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: South Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Brewood and Coven (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8608
Four figure Latitude: 52.669526
Four figure longitude: -2.208464
1:25K map: SJ8608
1:10K map: SJ80NE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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