LIN-173926: Roman copper-alloy key

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KEY (LOCKING)

Unique ID: LIN-173926

Object type certainty: Certain
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A nearly complete Roman copper-alloy key handle. The handle has a ribbed rectangular shaft that has a circular opening at the base. The terminal is in the form of three elongated arches with a solid, rounded knop on each apex. One of the outer arches is incomplete.

For a similar example see Crummy, N. (1983) 'Colchester Archaeological Report 2: The Roman small find from excavations in Colchester 1971-9', Colchester Archaeological trust, page 126, figure 142, cat. no. 4161. See also SWYOR-28269.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 61 mm
Width: 18 mm
Thickness: 10 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Leasingham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0649
Four figure Latitude: 53.027797
Four figure longitude: -0.420939
1:25K map: TF0649
1:10K map: TF04NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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