PUBLIC-098669: Post-medieval copper-alloy nail

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-098669

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A post-medieval, cast copper-alloy nail.

Description: The nail has a square-section tapered shank and a round head. The lower half of the shank retains the remains of the timber object that it was hammered into. The wood fibres are clearly defined but stained green by the copper in the nail.

Measurements: Length 28.02mm: Width/Diameter (head) 9.65mm: Thickness (shank) 4.33mm: Weight 3.15gms

Discussion: Copper-alloy nails would be used in locations like flour mills where it was imperative to avoid striking sparks. Suggested date post-medieval, AD 1650-1850.

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 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.02 mm
Width: 9.65 mm
Thickness: 4.33 mm
Weight: 3.15 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 5th May 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Tom Redmayne
Identified by: Mr Tom Redmayne

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Wood
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: South Somercotes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF4393
Four figure Latitude: 53.41443125
Four figure longitude: 0.1500926
1:25K map: TF4393
1:10K map: TF49SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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