LIN-7DDD9B: Medieval copper alloy key

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Unique ID: LIN-7DDD9B

Object type certainty: Certain
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Fragment of a large medieval copper alloy key. Only the terminal of the shank and the bit of the key remains. The shank is subrectangular in section, solid, and terminates with aT-shaped notch. A bit comprising three teeth extend to one side.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35 mm
Width: 10 mm
Thickness: 25 mm
Weight: 26.15 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Norton Disney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8559
Four figure Latitude: 53.12140904
Four figure longitude: -0.73132634
1:25K map: SK8559
1:10K map: SK85NE
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

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Audit data

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

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