SWYOR-AC2E47: Unidentified object of unknown date

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Unique ID: SWYOR-AC2E47

Object type certainty: Probably
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A copper alloy unidentified object, perhaps a hook, probably of Post Medieval to Modern date, but possibly Early Medieval. It consists of a length of circular sectioned wire, nearly 60mm long. At one end it is bent into a loop. At the other end it is pointed and sharp. Several bends int he length of the shank make it's original shape impossible to determine. The object has a smooth dark brown patina, missing in places. Its function reminas uncertain. It may have been a hook, perhaps to fasten into fabric, or possibly a pick type of toilet article or a pin.


This object originates from a known Early Medieval site.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Early
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 410
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39 mm
Width: 16 mm
Thickness: 1.78 mm
Weight: 0.97 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2306

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Torksey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8379
Four figure Latitude: 53.30145826
Four figure longitude: -0.75600914
1:25K map: SK8379
1:10K map: SK87NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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