LANCUM-B06227: North Yorks.: Handle of vessel or from furniture?

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Unique ID: LANCUM-B06227

Object type certainty: Probably
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It is a cast copper-alloy object, most probably one half of a handle. The remainder of the handle is S-shaped and terminates in an acorn. It is suggested here that the object was part of a handle because the inside of the ring-shaped acorn terminal is worn smooth through abrasion.

Probably part of a handle of a vessel or else, a furniture fitting, i.e. part of a drawer handle. However, the object is difficult to date since furniture fittings and part of vessels of the same shape are known from Roman and Medieval time - furthermore, using acorns as means of decoration was also not uncommon during Roman and Medieval eras.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35 mm
Width: 9 mm
Weight: 14 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Richmondshire (District)
Parish or ward: Leyburn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE1190
Four figure Latitude: 54.305488
Four figure longitude: -1.832455
1:25K map: SE1190
1:10K map: SE19SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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