PUBLIC-D61514: Post-Medieval Lace Tag 1

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LACE TAG

Unique ID: PUBLIC-D61514

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete post medieval copper alloy lace tag, constructed from a piece of sheet copper alloy, the long edges are folded over and then the sheet is rolled to form a tapering cylinder ending in a sharp point. The tag has been shaped in the form of a cattle horn and is very finely finished. There are no signs of damage and the condition is very good.

Medieval or Post-Medieval copper alloy sheet rivet, of the type usually used for repairing metal vessels. The rivet is formed from triangular piece of sheet metal, rolled into a cone, with a flat top and coming to a sharp point at the other end. Dimensions: length: 50 mm; diameter at widest point: 10.6 mm; weight: 7.9 g.

A discussion of these rivets can be found in Egan (2005, p.101). Egan suggests that these were a later form a rivet, which took over from the Medieval folded staples in the late 15th to the mid to late 16th century and continued in use into the 18th century (ibid.).

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50 mm
Weight: 7.9 g
Diameter: 10.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 20th September 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Graham Bould
Identified by: Mr Graham Bould
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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