YORYM-19CA39: Post-Medieval : Candle Snuffer

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CANDLE SNUFFER

Unique ID: YORYM-19CA39

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete, but slightly distorted, copper alloy candle snuffer of post-medieval date, c.AD 1600 - 1800. The object is conical tapering from the base to the rounded conical apex with projecting rim. The base of the snuffer is slightly expanded with a recessed circumferential grooved border above. Roughly one third of the way up from the base a semi-circular handle is present. The tips of the handle can be seen projecting to the interior of the object which is hollow.

The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The object is 60.6mm long, 39.7mm wide, 24.3mm thick and weighs 29.1g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 60.6 mm
Width: 39.7 mm
Thickness: 24.3 mm
Weight: 29.1 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E04922

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Burythorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7867
Four figure Latitude: 54.09300245
Four figure longitude: -0.80890278
1:25K map: SE7867
1:10K map: SE76NE
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: 9 months ago

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