WMID-C1C0D4: Post medieval: Incomplete baluster knife end cap

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Unique ID: WMID-C1C0D4

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy knife end cap, of Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD1650).

The knife end cap terminal is of a baluster form, with the final terminal missing. The knife end cap starts with a cylinder with a narrowed waist. A patinated break is present on the top edge. The lower edge bears a longitudinal groove, which would have held the iron tang. The groove is 1.0 mm wide.

It measures 15.9 mm in length with a diameter of 11.9 mm. It weighs 8.9 g.

The end cap is a mid green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail.

A similar knife end cap has been recorded as SWYOR-F3A47E and is considered to be of Post medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1650).

Class: end cap

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.9 mm
Weight: 8.9 g
Diameter: 11.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Cotswold (District)
Parish or ward: Moreton-in-Marsh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2131
Four figure Latitude: 51.97707254
Four figure longitude: -1.69567736
1:25K map: SP2131
1:10K map: SP23SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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