ESS-E55388: Medieval Mirror Case Lid

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Unique ID: ESS-E55388

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One half of a cast copper alloy mirror case lid dating to the Medieval period (1150 - 1450 AD). The other half of the case is missing. It is circular, flat and has a looped fitting protruding from one side. It is undecorated and damaged. Circa 25% is missing from the opposite side to the looped fitting. The lid measures 30mm in diameter.

For similar examples on the PAS database see WILT-3CA276 or LIN-98C335.


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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1150
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th March 2005

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-A0021

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
To be known as: Chignall

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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

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