NMS-7EE03D: Medieval mirror case

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MIRROR CASE

Unique ID: NMS-7EE03D

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval copper alloy mirror case. Slightly convex disc, recessed on one side for the (missing) mirror, with a pair of pierced lugs with copper alloy rivet on the outer edge and a single unpierced lug opposite. Decorated on the outer face with interrupted rockerarm in a line between the lugs and in four c-shapes producing the outline of a cross. There is a very slight possible trace of the cement which would have held the glass in place on the inside. Width 31mm. Length (including lugs) 42mm. See examples in Egan and Pritchard (2002, 362, fig.241, no.1714 - 1716) from 13th - 14th century contexts.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42 mm
Width: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 24th October 2014 - Friday 24th October 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mrs Erica Darch

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 61354
Other reference: IND24102014TAH

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
Parish or ward: Attleborough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM0394
Four figure Latitude: 52.50608679
Four figure longitude: 0.98968211
1:25K map: TM0394
1:10K map: TM09SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found before 24/10/14

References cited

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Audit data

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

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