NLM-951F1D: possibly Roman Unidentified Object

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Unique ID: NLM-951F1D

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy unidentified object. A cast hollow object with a stepped base and apex with a plainer extent between these heavily ribbed parts where the aris between faces is flattened. The basal section has five deep grooves between bevelled ribs, with the first groove coming on top of an unbevelled base bearing a single [on three sides] or paired [on the remaining side] incised lines. In total, there are six or seven divisions, depending how these are defined. The top has a single rib with paired incised lines of matching style on all four sides above it. The object wall is 3.7mm thick at the base and 1.8mm thick at its apex. Each side of the base bears a pair of shallow nicks. The tapering 'bore' of the object could permit it to function as a tuyere, focussing the strength of a draught generated by mouth or bellows. However, there is no trace of damage from heat as might be expected from prolonged fireside use, and a tuyere is usually of conical form. The massy casting might point to a Roman date. Suggested date: possibly Roman, 43-410.

Height: 40.8mm, Width: 17mm, Thickness (base): 15.8mm, Weight: 27.54gms

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 40.8 mm
Width: 17 mm
Thickness: 15.8 mm
Weight: 27.54 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 29th May 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM39476

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Haxey

Spatial coordinates

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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