PUBLIC-57F732: Knife cap-end

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-57F732

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval cast copper alloy slightly irregular oval end-cap of a scale-tang knife with the stub of the iron tang remaining in the cleft. It is closed at the top, the end of disc being plain. Engraved on both flat faces are three letters which look like I M S between two horizontal lines. The top curve of the S is missing on both faces. Above the top line is the omega symbol Ω. It is 16.04mm wide by 16.46mm long by 6.19mm thick and weighs 7.49g. Several similar knife stops are recorded on the database, e.g. SUSS-F15AF4, DOR-55A6C1 and NMS-ED0EE1. Alternative names for the end cap of a knife are stop, pommel or terminal.

Class: End-cap
Inscription: Ω I M S

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.46 mm
Width: 16.04 mm
Thickness: 6.19 mm
Weight: 7.49 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th February 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Colin Knight
Identified by: Mr Colin Knight

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Worthing (District)
To be known as: Worthing

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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1 comment

  • Laura Burnett wrote @ 09:42:12 on the 3rd June 2011.

    Really nice record. I wonder if it could be IHS for jesus? which would also go with the omega.

Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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