LEIC-4636BF: Medieval copper alloy key

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Unique ID: LEIC-4636BF

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Medieval copper alloy key fragment. Length 64mm, width 10mm, thickness 8mm, with a weight of 25.35grams.

The object has a hollow circular sectioned shaft which is flattened and incomplete at one end. The other end contains a rectangular bit measuring 30mm x 11mm. This has an S shaped profile (damage?)when veiwed from above and has several small notches removed from its lower edge.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 64 mm
Width: 10 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 25.35 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Joyce Lee
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5715
Four figure Latitude: 52.72964605
Four figure longitude: -1.15737109
1:25K map: SK5715
1:10K map: SK51NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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