SF-92F241: Padlock

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Unique ID: SF-92F241

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An incomplete and corroded iron barb-spring padlock of Roman to Medieval date. It is missing part of the padlock case due to old breaks, now worn.

It has a hollow rectangular padlock case. There is a rectangular hole at one end. This contains the remains of a separate iron rectangular bolt. At the opposite end is a sub-circular bar which is turned upwards to form a U-shape.

This padlock measures 110.30mm in length, 57.26mm in width, 23.76m in thickness, 161.89g in weight.

There is a similar example recorded by Manning (Manning, 1985, p. 91, no. 010). However, it could be of Roman to Medieval date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 110.3 mm
Width: 57.26 mm
Thickness: 23.76 mm
Weight: 161.89 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Gemma Stewart
Identified by: Miss Gemma Stewart

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Ousden

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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