NLM-74E912: Post-Medieval Bull Ring

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Unique ID: NLM-74E912

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy ring with steel fittings. Cast round section animal nose ring, in two parts with rebated and overlapping ends in the manner of a scarf joint, with a decayed steel pivot at one end and a drilled hole and steel fastening bolt at the other end, the latter passing into a drilled hole. These rings would be used to lead livestock, and might also be used to discourage a pig from rooting. Suggested date: Post-Medieval to Modern, 1850-1950

Diameter: 91.2mm, Width/Thickness of band: 8.1mm, Weight: 111.49gms

Class: Bull

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1850
Date to: Circa AD 1950

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 8.1 mm
Weight: 111.49 g
Diameter: 91.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM39818

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA0804
Four figure Latitude: 53.52158147
Four figure longitude: -0.37246588
1:25K map: TA0804
1:10K map: TA00SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
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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Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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