LON-EB1EA9: Incomplete post medieval iron fork with a bone pistol grip handle AD.1650-1750.

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Unique ID: LON-EB1EA9

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Incomplete post medieval iron fork with a bone pistol grip handle AD.1650-1750. This is a two tine fork that is near complete, it has a scale tang with three rivets and a bone handle that has taken on a dark brown/black patination. The tines are side on unlike a modern fork. The handle is shaped like a pistol grip with a bulbous terminal that tapers down to the iron collar. One side of the handle is straight, while the other is straight until it curves outwards to form the weighted terminal. This is a similar item to LON-5171A3 and LON-EEEB45

Length: 160mm
Width of handle terminal: 23.93mm, Width of Iron Collar: 9.22mm, Width of Tines: 11.77mm,
Thickness of handle: 15.39mm Thickness of Tines: 2.1mm x 4.21mm
Weight: 41.66g

Class: Fork
Sub class: Two tines

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 160 mm
Width: 23.93 mm
Thickness: 15.39 mm
Weight: 41.66 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Edwin Wood
Identified by: Mr Alan Suttie

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Secondary material: Wood
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Cathedrals (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3180
Four figure Latitude: 51.50376016
Four figure longitude: -0.11395435
1:25K map: TQ3180
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

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

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