SUSS-1252D7: Medieval Casket Key

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KEY (LOCKING)

Unique ID: SUSS-1252D7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Medieval cast copper-alloy casket key, c. late 12th-early 14th century AD. The key has a seemingly solid stem of oval cross-section with a hollow end. The bow is circular in shape with a circular suspension hole. At the other end, the bit is rectangular in shape with a pair of rectangular clefts central on either short side. The key measures 33.02mm long and weighs 3.80 grams. The bow is 9.87mm in diameter and 2.13mm thick Similar keys can be found illustrated in Read (2001, p72; Nos. 545-547, 549-550) all of which he dates to this period.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1150
Date to: Circa AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.02 mm
Weight: 3.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 22nd March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Liz Walker
Identified by: Mr Tyndall JONES
Secondary identifier: Ms Liz Walker

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

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
Discovery circumstances: Date is that first reported and recorded.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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