SUSS-C73472: Post Medieval Dagger Quillon

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DAGGER

Unique ID: SUSS-C73472

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy quillon or crossguard for a dagger or stilleto of early post-medieval date, 1500-1700 AD. Object consists of a thin flat faced bar, which widens towards the centre with an oval hole through it. The hole has a corroded iron fill. The ends of the bar are sub rectangular and face away at right angles from the block but face in the opposite direction from each other. The bar has a large triangular shaped piece of decoration resembling either feathers or a scallop shell project away from the bar in five sections. The quillon is corroded but does have a greyish green patina.

The quillon bar measures 68.2mm long to the sun rectangular sections which are both about 13mm long. It is 2.9mm thick at the central hole. The decorated plate measures 30.5mm from the bar to the end of the plate. |It is 34.1mm wide and 2mm thick. It weighs 13.13 grams.

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 68.2 mm
Width: 30.5 mm
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 13.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 22nd March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Liz Walker
Identified by: Ms Liz Walker

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
Parish or ward: Tenterden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8832
Four figure Latitude: 51.05656244
Four figure longitude: 0.68123559
1:25K map: TQ8832
1:10K map: TQ83SE
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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