LON-CEBBB1: A Post Medieval pinner's bone (15-16th century).

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Unique ID: LON-CEBBB1

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A Post Medieval pinner's bone (15-16th century). This tool is made from a cow or horse metapodial roughly trimmed at one end to a sub-rectangular shape (presumably for ease of holding rigid), and more finely trimmed to a rectangular shape at the other. At this end there are a series of grooves longitudinally, 2 per facet, on which pin shafts are thought to have ben rested while they were being filed sharp. These are relatively common finds from 16th century deposits in London, notably on the sites of former religious houses following the Dissolution (Egan 2005:138).

Dimensions: length:178mm; width: 37.21mm; thickness: 23.59mm; weight: 169.66g.

Reference: Egan, G. 2005. Material Culture in London in an Age of Transition. MoLAS Monograph 19. English Heritage: London.

See also LON-FAB471 on PAS database

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 178 mm
Width: 37.21 mm
Thickness: 23.59 mm
Weight: 169.66 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Animal skeletal material
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City of Westminster (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. James's (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3079
Four figure Latitude: 51.49500418
Four figure longitude: -0.12872211
1:25K map: TQ3079
1:10K map: TQ37NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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