NLM-CC73BF: Unidentified and Undated Object fragment

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UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT

Unique ID: NLM-CC73BF

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy unidentified object fragment. A fragment from a cast object with a facetted point at its thicker end, further irregular facets along its length which confer an undulating appearance, and broken across a constriction at the other end. The pointed end has a sharply defined cut which might be taken as a smiling mouth. A groove, wider near the cut end, passes along the same side of the object, and its line is continued by the constriction across which it has broken.

A vaguely zoomorphic appearance may arise from the 'mouth', but this is not a primary feature of the casting. Simple zoomorphic decorative features can appear on both Anglo-Scandinavian or Early Post-Medieval objects, sometimes, as here, with the appearance of crude chip carving. The slot and cut are probably the best pointers to the function of the object, which must remain uncertain. Suggested date: Unknown, Early Medieval to Post-Medieval, 850-1650.

Length: 21.9mm, Height: 8.9mm, Thickness: 8.2mm, Weight: 5.02gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 850
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.9 mm
Height: 8.9 mm
Thickness: 8.2 mm
Weight: 5.02 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 6th April 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM38998

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Haxey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7600
Four figure Latitude: 53.49122938
Four figure longitude: -0.85597394
1:25K map: SE7600
1:10K map: SE70SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: About one month ago
Updated: 29 days ago

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