ESS-2E0BEF: Post medieval copper-alloy furniture fitting

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Unique ID: ESS-2E0BEF

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy probable furniture fitting. The fitting is mis-shapen.

A cast loop of circular section ending in a flared terminal at each end. Below each terminal is a raised shoulder. Both terminals have a hole for fitting onto a pin. One terminal still has the remains of the pin corroded in place.

The fitting was probably part of a small box. The total length of the fitting is 72mm. The diameter of the shaft is 2.8mm flaring to 6.0mm at the terminals. The fitting weighs 3.06g and has a green patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 72 mm
Width: 6 mm
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 3.06 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 5th March 2018 - Monday 5th March 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Colin Rose
Identified by: Mr Colin Rose

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Little Hadham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4321
Four figure Latitude: 51.86925233
Four figure longitude: 0.07560856
1:25K map: TL4321
1:10K map: TL42SW
Grid reference source: From 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: ESS
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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