NMS-7F1E1C: Post-medieval knife

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KNIFE

Unique ID: NMS-7F1E1C

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post-medieval copper alloy knife end stop in the form of an animal head, with remains of iron scale tang in slot. Blind-drilled holes pick out the animal's eyes, a transverse groove indicates the mouth and hair on the top of the head is represented by three engraved lines. On the back of the neck are a pair of engraved vertical grooves, with an angled line on each side of the neck. Length (excluding fragment of iron tang) 11mm. Width 8mm. Maximum thickness 14mm. For a similar example see NMS-AB3A65 (Norfolk HER29392).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 11 mm
Width: 8 mm
Thickness: 14 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
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Fragment

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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