LON-2BC996: A medieval iron candle holder dating AD 1270-1400.

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Unique ID: LON-2BC996

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A medieval iron candle holder dating AD 1270-1400. The object consists of a single cup, formed by folding a rectangular iron sheet with rounded ends to create a cylinder. There are two stems, both are squared and taper to a point but have been rounded but wear. There is a large amount of sediment contained within the cup.

Examples of medieval candle holders can be found in Egan (1998, 142-143) though this example seems to be a hybrid of the straight-stem and the right-angled stem types. Both types date from AD 1270-1400.

Dimensions: length: 133.49 mm; width: 99.70 mm; diameter of cup: 24.25 mm; weight: 117.05g.

Reference: Egan, G. 1998 The Medieval Household - Medieval finds from excavations in London. HMSO. London

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1270
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 133.49 mm
Width: 99.7 mm
Weight: 117.05 g
Diameter: 24.25 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Ben Paites
Identified by: Mr Ben Paites

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Lewisham (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Evelyn (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3678
Four figure Latitude: 51.48460778
Four figure longitude: -0.04272914
1:25K map: TQ3678
1:10K map: TQ37NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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