LEIC-93318B: Medieval key

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Unique ID: LEIC-93318B

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Medieval copper alloy key, Length 65mm, width 27mm, thickness 9mm, weight 45.94grams. The key is missing its terminal loop and consists of a circular sectioned plain shaft with a large rectangular bit. The bit is complete and has an indentation running down its length, parallel to the shaft. This has a small nick removed from its lower edge. The rest of the bit is of two parts, a narrow rectangular upper section and a larger square section with three short removals on its outside edge, beyond which is second indentation running down the length of one side parallel to the shaft.

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: Exactly AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 65 mm
Width: 27 mm
Thickness: 9 mm
Weight: 45.94 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Theresa Oswin
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Charnwood (District)
Parish or ward: Burton on the Wolds (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6021
Four figure Latitude: 52.78325296
Four figure longitude: -1.11185616
1:25K map: SK6021
1:10K map: SK62SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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