YORYM-B31B93: Medieval : Balance Arm

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Unique ID: YORYM-B31B93

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy folding balance arm of medieval date, c.1200 - 1500. The object comprises a central rectangular bar with folded sides, one end of which terminates in worn breaks while the other extends into two parallel arms with rounded terminals. Rivet holes are present through each terminal. An integral triangular projection extends from the upper surface of the bar.

The metal has a mid to dark green patina and is worn. The object is 92.1mm long, 25.5mm wide, 13.8mm thick and weighs 33.1g.

Similar examples have been recorded as WILT-B358AC, NMS-EE36EB and SF-903029.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 92.1 mm
Width: 25.5 mm
Thickness: 13.8 mm
Weight: 33.1 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E04931

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Kexby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6954
Four figure Latitude: 53.97746636
Four figure longitude: -0.949431
1:25K map: SE6954
1:10K map: SE65SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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