NLM-B2C8C1: Undated possible Surgical Instrument

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Unique ID: NLM-B2C8C1

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Copper alloy possible surgical implement. A cast blade of elongated sub-triangular form, resembling one side of a pair of tweezers, thinned at its broader end and thickened as it narrows, terminating at a small sharp curved rhomboid point. The pointed end might have served as a scoop or pick, though it is now dangerously sharp for this to be attempted. The broader 'tweezer' blade may have had a counterpart, though again, how attached is now unclear. Traces of white metal plating appear on one side of the object. Now bent or curled and approaching an S shape in profile. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Medieval, 43-1500.

Length: 40.5mm, Width: 7.3mm, Thickness (midpoint): 1.3mm, Weight: 2.58gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.5 mm
Width: 7.3 mm
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 2.58 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th August 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM40417

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Uncertain
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Binbrook

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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