LEIC-51A252: 51A252 cosmetic grinder

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Unique ID: LEIC-51A252

Object type certainty: Certain
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Iron age copper alloy cosmetic grinder, 60mm long, 10mm wide, with a weight of 6.47 grams. The object consists of a curved shaft which is widest in its centre at 5mm in diameter. from here it narrows slightly, at one end it becomes a point which has snapped off where it is 2mm thick. The other end narrows slightly and becomes flatter before forming a suspension loop 10mm in diameter and 3mm thick. Just below the loop is a small circular protrusion 2.5mm in diameter and 3mm long. The object is in a good condition having most of its original surface which has a green patina. There are a few patches of surface missing which shows a blue patina. The object has been mis-cast around the loop, having a small 'bubble' of space in its lower surface.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 60 mm
Width: 10 mm
Weight: 6.47 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th August 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Charnwood (District)
Parish or ward: Sileby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK4616
Four figure Latitude: 52.73968
Four figure longitude: -1.320107
1:25K map: SK4616
1:10K map: SK41NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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