HAMP-5D75E4: Roman or Early Medieval Tweezers

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Unique ID: HAMP-5D75E4

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An incomplete and broken pair of copper alloy tweezers, possibly of Roman or Early Medieval date. The tweezers are in two parts: one arm is complete with the curved loop, while the other has some length missing towards the loop end. The intact arm, and therefore the tweezers when complete, has a length of 58.58, with the broken arm measuring only 39.07mm. At the tip of each arm the gripping edge is bent inwards at a 90 degree angle. From this end towards the loop the arms taper from 7.14mm in width to 2.68mm in width. The tweezers are undecorated and weigh 4.49g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 58.58 mm
Width: 7.14 mm
Weight: 4.49 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 31st August 1983

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Joanna Cole
Identified by: Miss Joanna Cole

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Winchester Collections AY 568
Museum accession number: WINCM: AY 568.73

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Cheriton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5828
Four figure Latitude: 51.04842944
Four figure longitude: -1.17396369
1:25K map: SU5828
1:10K map: SU52NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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

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