ESS-D218F6: Post Medieval Knife Handle

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Unique ID: ESS-D218F6

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A fragment of a Post Medieval worked bone knife handle dating between 1500 - 1700 AD. The fragment is one half of a handle that would half been oval sectioned. It is sub rectangular in plan with a rounded end. Along one edge there are two rivet holes with old breaks. There are also two sub circular holes drilled into the handle. One is situated just off centre along the right edge whilst the other is nearer the top of the handle at the left hand side. The handle is decorated with a double cross hatched design along the upper and lower edges with a series of vertical lines in groups of four running along the centre of the scale. The fragment measures 81mm in length.

For examples of scale handles see Margeson (1993: 123) Fig. 88. A similar example can be seen on the database at LON-281621.


Recorded from information and images supplied by finder, artefact not seen by FLO.

Class: Handle

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 81 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Sarah R Deacon
Identified by: Mr Mike Cuddeford
Secondary identifier: Miss Sarah R Deacon

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's Reference 045-A0005

Materials and construction

Primary material: Animal skeletal material
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
Parish or ward: Chignall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6611
Four figure Latitude: 51.77305824
Four figure longitude: 0.4045884
1:25K map: TL6611
1:10K map: TL61SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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