NARC-E45182: A cast lead head

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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Unique ID: NARC-E45182

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

A cast lead head. The item has been broken off at the neck and may have been part of a figurine, or possibly a mount of some sort. The most prominent feature of the head is its curling hairstyle which sits against each side of the face in circular curls. The eyes of the figure are very large giving it an appearance that is reminiscent of Asian art styles. This item is likely to be medieval in date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1066
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18 mm
Width: 20 mm
Weight: 11.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 2003

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Cold Higham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6653
Four figure Latitude: 52.171324
Four figure longitude: -1.036355
1:25K map: SP6653
1:10K map: SP65SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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