ESS-65C9BF: A Medieval copper alloy drop handle, dating AD 1270-1600.

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Unique ID: ESS-65C9BF

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A Medieval copper alloy drop handle, dating AD 1270-1600. The object has two arms at either end of the grip, which is longer than the arms. The frame is sub-rectangular in section. There are two projections at the top of the arms which would have been fitted into loops to attach it to the vessel. There are two acorn shaped knops at the opposing two corners of the object. In the centre of the grip is a slightly wider section with two collars separating the grip in two. The object has a dark green patina.

A similar example is published in Egan (1998, no. 487) but has a more octagonal section and is less complete. The published example comes from a context dated AD 1270-1350, though other similar examples have been found into the 16th century.

Dimensions: length: 77.44 mm; width: 34.82 mm; thickness: 5.65 mm; weight: 29.90g.

Class: drop-handle

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: CIMS
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1270
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 77.44 mm
Width: 34.82 mm
Thickness: 5.65 mm
Weight: 29.9 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr B Paites
Identified by: Mr B Paites

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OEF 7945

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
Parish or ward: Roxwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6508
Four figure Latitude: 51.74640393
Four figure longitude: 0.388685
1:25K map: TL6508
1:10K map: TL60NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: CIMS
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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