NLM-DDF949: Post-Medieval Tuning Key fragment

Rights Holder: North Lincolnshire Museum
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Unique ID: NLM-DDF949

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy and iron tuning key. A solid D-shaped flat-sided handle, apparently sheathed in copper alloy, but with a ferrous metal core from which projects the stub of a corroded shank of diameter c.4mm, here taken to be the stem around which instrument strings would be wrapped. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1850

Height: 12.5mm, Width: 13.3mm, Thickness: 5.6mm, Weight: 3.47gms

Class: Tuning

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 12.5 mm
Width: 13.3 mm
Thickness: 5.6 mm
Weight: 3.47 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 23rd June 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM39852

Materials and construction

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

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: Alkborough

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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