PAS-0A6925: Wooden/bone fish

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Unique ID: PAS-0A6925

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Bone 'test/trial piece' in the form of a fish. Broadly ovoid in form, with tail-end missing. The object is worked on both sides, and has worked dorsal and lower fin, incised ring-and-dot eye, curved gill line and small curved mouth. It is possible the object was once a handle, for a knife or such-like, but is more likely to be a trial piece.


Found during the filming of Mudmen II

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1800
Date to: Circa AD 1950

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49 mm
Width: 16.2 mm
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 1.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Victoria Wolfe
Identified by: Dr Michael Lewis

Materials and construction

Primary material: Animal skeletal material
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City of Westminster (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Vincent Square (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3078
Four figure Latitude: 51.486018
Four figure longitude: -0.12909
1:25K map: TQ3078
1:10K map: TQ37NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Mudlarking

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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