WAW-0A35CF: Post Medieval knife cap (plan and profile).

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KNIFE

Unique ID: WAW-0A35CF

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval (16th century) knife cap terminal: copper alloy terminal in plan is an asymmetrical cross with one terminal being an incomplete circular loop. Each face is decorated with a saltire. The opposite terminal has a slot which is filled with traces of an iron tag. The surface of the knife cap is abraded. In length the knife cap is 16.57mm, 12.51mm wide and 6.24mm thick. It weighs 4g.

End-caps such as this example are dated to the 16th century (Geake, H. 2001 Finds Recording Guide 1.1 unpublished).

Class: Cap

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.57 mm
Width: 12.51 mm
Thickness: 6.24 mm
Weight: 4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 5th March 2014 - Wednesday 7th May 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Lower Sapey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7160
Four figure Latitude: 52.23742043
Four figure longitude: -2.42608746
1:25K map: SO7160
1:10K map: SO76SW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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