IOW-AEBBDE: Post-Medieval Hinge

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HINGE

Unique ID: IOW-AEBBDE

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A post-Medieval cast copper-decorative hinge element from either a box or possibly a book fitting (c. 1500-c. 1700).

The object is flat and sub-rectangular in cross-section with bevelled edges at the front. One end terminates with a fleur-de-lis which has a countersunk hole for attachment. The rivet for this hole is missing. Beyond this is heart-shaped openwork, within which is a rounded moulding with a countersunk hole for a second rivet. This moulding and hole are incomplete due to a break. Beyond the second rivet hole there is a narrowed protrusion which would have fitted into the centre of a second hinged element. The protrusion is thickened and rounded and accommodates the remains of an iron axis bar.

The object is drab green with patches of black lacquer at the front. File marks can just be seen at the front. There is iron staining around the lug for the second rivet.

Length: 24.1mm; width: 11.8mm; thickness: 3.6mm. Weight: 1.09g.

Similar objects have been recorded on The Portable Antiquities Scheme database. See finds: HAMP-0E0924; HAMP-3B9A20; HAMP-5281C3; HAMP-F5A4E2; IOW-D8D732; LVPL-7FDE54; NMS-5BC405; NMS-6ED5E6; NMS-823D26; NMS-A32741; SF-232A81; SF-6228D6; SUR-4D2A05; SUSS-5307D4; SWYOR-02B792; SWYOR-E086D2 and WILT-02BF51.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.1 mm
Width: 11.8 mm
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Weight: 1.09 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st June 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr David W Williams
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-1-181

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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