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LAMP HANGER

Unique ID: SUR-D43DA4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval copper or possibly lead alloy lamp hanger, 31.3mm in length. The hanger consists of the remains of two perpendicular splayed arms from a triangular body with a more complete arm with sub rectangular cross section rising perpendicular to the other arms and narrowing towards a hooked tip. There is an additional stump or projection between the two splayed arms. The remains of tinning are evident on the surface, which is otherwise heavilly corroded.

This object likely functioned as a suspension mount for a hanging lamp, with chains holding a ceramic or glass lamp attached to three or four original arms of which only one now remains. For more complete examples, see BERK-DC8B87 and GLO-6B21B4. See also Egan (2010), p131.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.3 mm
Width: 26.6 mm
Weight: 9.8 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Tin or tin alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Mole Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Leigh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ2246
Four figure Latitude: 51.20019804
Four figure longitude: -0.25520494
1:25K map: TQ2246
1:10K map: TQ24NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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