LVPL-FE4801: Post-Medieval nut crackers

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NUT CRACKERS

Unique ID: LVPL-FE4801

Object type certainty: Certain
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One half of a pair of copper alloy nut crackers, of Late Post Medieval to Early A Modern dating (17th to 18th Centuries AD).

When complete the nutcrackers would have consisted of two complete arms, joined at a single point hinge. The remaining arm tapers gently from the hinge down towards an acorn shaped molded terminal. The object is semi-circular in cross-section and the outer face is decorated by three sets of paired horizontal ribs. Below this the arm is plain until the acorn molding. The inner face has multiple horizontal ridges which would have prevented the nut from slipping. The object has a smooth mid green patina but is corroded in places.

A complete example of this type which can be found on the PAS database is Gilmore, T (2014) WMID-D15D81 A POST MEDIEVAL NUT CRACKERS Webpage available at: http://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/596003.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 92.74 mm
Width: 9.22 mm
Thickness: 9.82 mm
Weight: 15.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st December 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Sandbach

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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