ESS-D45256: Post Medieval Rivet

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RIVET

Unique ID: ESS-D45256

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A sheet copper alloy rivet dating between the Medieval and Post Medieval periods (1475 - 1800 AD). The rivet is formed from a sheet of copper alloy rolled into a cone and with the top flattened to form a head. The rivet measures 10mm in length.

The function for these objects is unclear, however it is thought that they may have been used for repairing metal vessels. A discussion of these rivets can be found in Egan 2005: 101. Egan suggests that rivets like this were a later form of 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.).

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1475
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 10 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 1994 - Saturday 31st December 1994

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
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-A0012

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

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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Audit data

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

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