SOM-84CE01: Roman tweezers (possibly)

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TWEEZERS

Unique ID: SOM-84CE01

Object type certainty: Certain
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A pair of copper-alloy tweezers possibly Roman in date, although a medieval date cannot be ruled out entirely. The tweezers are formed from a single piece of copper alloy, rectangular in cross-section. This has been folded over on itself at a defined loop to form a sprung end; the sides abut each other below the loop. They arms flare gradually along their length (4.1mm at the loop to 12.5mm at the tip) towards the tip. The arms are thinned at the gripping ends to create the nibs, both angled in at right angles. The metal has a dark-green patina which generally survives well.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 61.1 mm
Height: 8.6 mm
Width: 12.5 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 5.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22466

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Alvediston

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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