DEV-C0E486: Post-Medieval copper alloy rowel

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SPUR

Unique ID: DEV-C0E486

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A Post-Medieval copper alloy rowel, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1700. The spur takes the form of a seven-pointed mullet in plan, with a central perforation and with an incised groove radiating from this to the insterstice of each point.

Dimensions: Diameter 42.1mm; thickness 2.4mm; weight 11.41g.

Similar rowels are illustrated by Read (1995: 127, nos. 805-806), which he suggests date to the eaely Post-Medieval period. cf. similar examples on this database, e.g. HAMP-A89734

Class: rowel

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 11.41 g
Diameter: 42.1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019992

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Broad Clyst (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX9793
Four figure Latitude: 50.72745962
Four figure longitude: -3.46069272
1:25K map: SX9793
1:10K map: SX93NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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