SUR-0812C8: Modern: Spectacles (Human)

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Unique ID: SUR-0812C8

Object type certainty: Certain
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A pair of spectacles, probably of 18th century date, recovered from an old house. The spectacles, which appear home made, comprise a single strip of copper alloy, c 2.10mm wide, bent to form the frames and nose piece. The two junctions are held in place by held by twine and wire. There is no sign of the lenses nor any clear indication of how they were held in place.

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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 98.38 mm
Weight: 2.93 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield
Identified by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 13-92

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Textile
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Guildford (District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU9950
Four figure Latitude: 51.240599
Four figure longitude: -0.583178
1:25K map: SU9950
1:10K map: SU95SE
WOEID: 26347335
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Other

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: Monday 25th March 2013
Updated: Tuesday 18th June 2013

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