LIN-F6A115: Medieval copper alloy mount

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Unique ID: LIN-F6A115

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval copper-alloy fragment from a candle snuffer. The object is flat, rectangular and has a trefoil terminal at either end, one of which is broken. The main body is divided vertically down the centre by a groove, and twice again horizontally. The central panels each contain three ring and dot motifs in a row. The trefoil terminal contains three ring and dot motifs. Two rivets holes are situated on the body, one in each upper angle. On the reverse a long strip of corrosion is noted where they may have been a joining strip or method of attachment. This would have formed one side of the box into which the 'snuff' (trimmed wick) would have dropped during trimming with a scissors-type candle snuffer.

See WAW-35DFC3, SWYOR-6E9078, SOM-409575 and PUBLIC-8BF257 for other examples.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 54 mm
Width: 13 mm
Thickness: 2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney
Secondary identifier: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Saltfleetby area

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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