WMID-7CE208: Post medieval: Probable balance arm or sugar tongs

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TONGS

Unique ID: WMID-7CE208

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

An incomplete tinned copper alloy sugar tongs arm, of Post Medieval dating (17th to 18th Centuries AD).

The arm has a D-shaped, dished terminal with a short length of a pointed oval-sectioned arm.

It measures 31.6 mm in length, 14.5 mm wide and 3.0 mm thick. It weighs 2.1 g.

The sugar tong arm is a mid grey colour, with an even surface patina.

Several other sugar tongs (some misidentified as possible balances) have been recorded on the PAS database, including: LEIC-A531C3; NMS-09E313 and WAW-091A4A. More examples have been recorded on the Norfolk HER including: from Burgh Castle (HER 22344), East Walton (HER40572), Felthorpe (HER 33502) and Swardeston (HER 40707, NMS-744E55).

Class: sugar

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.6 mm
Width: 14.5 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 2.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th September 2014 - Sunday 14th September 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: North Warwickshire (District)
Parish or ward: Middleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1798
Four figure Latitude: 52.57955073
Four figure longitude: -1.75055595
1:25K map: SP1798
1:10K map: SP19NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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