WILT-C066E8: Late Medieval - Early Post-Medieval candlestick

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Unique ID: WILT-C066E8

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A fragment of Late Medieval to Early Post-Medieval (c. 1475 - 1600) cast and turned copper alloy candlestick, consisting of the damaged and rather squashed socket and top of the stick only. It measures 43.10x31.07mm and weighs 27.61g.

The open end of the socket is rather squashed, now measuring 31.07x19.49mm (internal 26.47x16.14mm),while at its base it measures 25.09mm in diameter. It is c.32mm deep but does not have a closed base, instead the stick is hollow and extends from the base 13.65mm in diameter (internal 10.26mm).

The socket is decorated to the outside with a pair of concentric grooves and at the base a pair of concentric ribs. Above the former are three equidistant rivet holes 2.5mm in diameter, one of which has been broken across (old breaks).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to Landowner


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1475
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.1 mm
Width: 31.07 mm
Thickness: 19.49 mm
Weight: 27.61 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st November 2012 - Friday 30th November 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SPF 121

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Calne Without (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9770
Four figure Latitude: 51.428996
Four figure longitude: -2.044541
1:25K map: ST9770
1:10K map: ST97SE
Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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