WMID-F014C5: Post Medieval: Probable bead or toggle

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Unique ID: WMID-F014C5

Object type certainty: Probably
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A complete copper alloy probable bead or toggle, of probable Post Medieval dating (AD 1600 to AD 1800).

The probable bead or toggle is a cylindrical hollow tube, with a central narrowed waist, creating the impression of two separate beads. A central thin groove is present on each of the beads as decoration. Both ends appear intact.

It measures 19.2 mm in length, a maximum diameter of 11.8 mm and a minimum diameter of 7.9 mm (at the waist) and the sides are 3.1 mm thick. It weighs 8.9 g.

The probable bead is a mid green to brown 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.

It is possible that this probable bead could be part of a beaded torc but that identification is tenuous due to the hollow centre and the complete ends. It is more likely to be a bead or toggle of Post Medieval dating (AD 1600 to AD 1800).

Class: toggle

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: 19.2 mm
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 8.9 g
Diameter: 11.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th October 2017 - Sunday 15th October 2017

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: North Warwickshire (District)
Parish or ward: Middleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1798
Four figure Latitude: 52.57955073
Four figure longitude: -1.75055595
1:25K map: SP1798
1:10K map: SP19NE
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.

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