LIN-36C549: Unidentified object

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UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: LIN-36C549

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

A copper alloy unidentified object. The item is made of sheet metal folded over to make a thin rectangular shank. It is broken at both ends. The item flares at one end, somewhat resembling the flared end of a tweezer. The item is bent to 90 degrees at this end, but this is likely to be damage. The surface of the flared end contains silvering. Possibly Middle Saxon given the assemblage it was found with. The flared end is 5mm in width; the shank is 3mm in width and 1.5mm in thickness.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 720
Date to: Circa AD 850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 5 mm
Thickness: 3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st March 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: East Lindsey

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: Friday 31st October 2014
Updated: Friday 31st October 2014

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