WMID-70B165: Post Medieval: Complete curtain fitting or ring

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CURTAIN FITTING

Unique ID: WMID-70B165

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy ring or loop which functioned as a curtain fitting, of Post Medieval dating (15th to 17th Centuries AD).

It is sub-circular in shape with a circular cross section with rounded edges. In profile the loop is flat. Filemarks are present on both the front and back surfaces.

It measures 30.6 mm external diameter, 22.6 mm internal diameter and 3.9 mm thick. The ring is 4.1 mm wide. It weighs 9.4 grams.

The curtain fitting is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina.

Similar rings are illustrated in Margeson (1993, p. 82, Fig 47, #522-524). Margeson describes them as being suspension rings which were probably multi-functional, including curtain rings. The three excavated from Norwich (No. 522-524) date from the mid 15th to mid 17th century. Egan (pers comm) suggested they date from the 14th to 18th century and there is evidence they were used as curtain rings.

References:

Margeson, S. 1993 Norwich Households: The Medieval and Post-Medieval Finds from Norwich Survey Excavations 1971-1978. East Anglian Archaeology Report No. 58 / Norwich Survey.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 4.1 mm
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Weight: 9.4 g
Diameter: 30.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th August 2014 - Thursday 21st August 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
Parish or ward: Duncton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU9514
Four figure Latitude: 50.91765263
Four figure longitude: -0.64991351
1:25K map: SU9514
1:10K map: SU91SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: found whilst out metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 4 years ago

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