WMID-3F0EA3: Post medieval: Unidentified object

Rights Holder: Birmingham Museums Trust
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: WMID-3F0EA3

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete artefact of uncertain function, probably of Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1800).

Both ends exhibit old predepositional breaks. It consists of a long thin terminal at one end, expanding to a wide central swelling, narrowing into a square terminal. Almost an elognated teardrop shape. It is flat in profile. No decoration is present on either side.

It measures 45.6 mm in length, 8.6 mm wide (at the mid point of the swelling), 1.3 mm wide (at the narrow end), 4.0 mm wide (square terminal) and it is 2.0 mm thick. It weighs 1.7 g.

The artefact is a mid brown colour, with an uneven surface patina.

No direct parallel has been found at the time of recording. It is similar in shape to some nail cleaners of Roman dating, i.e. CORN-88C1B3 and BERK-13027B but it does not have the bifurcated tip that those do. It also bears a resemblance to part of a firearm ramrod holder, such as DUR-F36CE7 and BERK-CDECD0 but the thinness of this artefact seems incompatible with that identification. It is most likely Post medieval in dating (AD 1500 to AD 1800).

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.6 mm
Width: 8.6 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 11th March 2017 - Saturday 11th March 2017

Personal details

This information is restricted for your access level.

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Astley and Dunley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7866
Four figure Latitude: 52.291687
Four figure longitude: -2.32397665
1:25K map: SO7866
1:10K map: SO76NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: IOW-4E16E8
Object type: FIREARM
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
An incomplete post-Medieval copper-alloy fitting from a firearm (longarm) probably a rifle or musket (c. 1650-c. 1850). This fitting would…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: WMID-BA9541
Object type: FIREARM
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
An incomplete copper alloy ramrod fitting, of Post medieval dating (AD 1700 to 1800). The artefact consists of the 'skirt' of the ramrod p…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: WMID-B4FF7D
Object type: FIREARM
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
An incomplete copper alloy ramrod fitting, of Post medieval dating (AD 1700 to 1800). The artefact consists of the 'skirt' of the ramrod p…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.