SUR-F1D742: Medieval-post medieval: Tweezers

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Unique ID: SUR-F1D742

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy tweezers with an arch at right angles to the sides. The tips are slightly bent over and the tweezers are decorated with border grooves. The dating is uncertain.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 92 mm
Width: 7.19 mm
Weight: 9.55 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 13.38

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Thatcham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5265
Four figure Latitude: 51.381675
Four figure longitude: -1.254196
1:25K map: SU5265
1:10K map: SU56NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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