NMS-07864A: Post-medieval bodkin

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Unique ID: NMS-07864A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Post-medieval silver bodkin or headdress pin. Rectangular-sectioned, tapering to the blunt point, broken across the rectangular slot at the upper end, the terminal missing. Decorated alike on both faces with two transverse lines below the slot from the lower of which multiple longitudinal engraved lines descend, lengthening towards the centre. There are no marks on the surviving part of the bodkin, which is cracked and slightly distorted along the whole length. Surviving length 86mm. Maximum surviving width 4mm. Maximum surviving thickness 2mm. Weight 2.9g. Many similar examples have been recorded including NMS-144545 and WAW-8B5CB3. Circa 17th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T837


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 86 mm
Width: 4 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 31st August 2014 - Sunday 31st August 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mrs Erica Darch

Other reference numbers

Other reference: KLMD092014
Treasure case number: 2014T837

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
Parish or ward: Westhorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM0468
Four figure Latitude: 52.27229121
Four figure longitude: 0.9885757
1:25K map: TM0468
1:10K map: TM06NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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