PUBLIC-2A2796: Post-medieval or early modern tobacco jar lid

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-2A2796

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast lead-alloy tobacco jar lid handle, probably dating from the later post-medieval or early modern period, that is c. AD1600-1800. The lid is worn and its formerly circular head slightly bent out of shape. The head is decorated with circular mouldings and the dome-shaped tip is pointy. There is no further decoration on the surface of the handle.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17 mm
Height: 13 mm
Width: 20 mm
Weight: 13.45 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 15th February 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Carl Savage
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Eden (District)
To be known as: Penrith

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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