ESS-E873D5: Roman Nail

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Unique ID: ESS-E873D5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy nail dating to the Roman period (43 - 400 AD). The nail has a solid plano-convex head and a tapering shank with a sub rectangular cross section. The nail measures 38mm in length.

The nail possibly came from a piece of furniture and similar nails were excavated in Colchester, as illustrated by Crummy (1983: 115) Fig. 116.

Notes:

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: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 1991 - Saturday 1st January 2000

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 044-A0004

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Castle Camps (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6242
Four figure Latitude: 52.05270943
Four figure longitude: 0.36123347
1:25K map: TL6242
1:10K map: TL64SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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