LON-CA19E5: An incomplete Post Medieval bone or ivory handle from a whittle tang knife dating from AD 1550-1700.

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Unique ID: LON-CA19E5

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An incomplete Post Medieval bone or ivory handle from a whittle tang knife dating from AD 1550-1700. The handle is circular in section and has the remains of the iron tang from the knife. The remaining fragment represents the central section of an multi element handle, the terminal end cap is missing. The handle has three three pins evenly spaced running the length of the handle. The handle is decorated with incised foliate decoration. A similar handle is illustrated in Crummy (1988:74 fig.3090).

Dimensions: length: 64.06mm; width: 13.15mm; weight: 12.62g.

A handle with similar decoration on the database is LON-3B2587.

References: Crummy, N. 1988. The post-Roman small finds from excavations in Colchester 1971-85. Colchester Archaeological Report 5. Colchester Archaeological Trust

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 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 64.06 mm
Weight: 12.62 g
Diameter: 13.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Animal skeletal material
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Greenwich (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Greenwich West (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3878
Four figure Latitude: 51.48412374
Four figure longitude: -0.01394376
1:25K map: TQ3878
1:10K map: TQ37NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Discovery circumstances: Eyes only
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

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Created: About one year ago
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