NARC-2D8DEE: NARC-2D8DEE : Knife : Post-Medieval

Rights Holder: Eleanore Cox
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Unique ID: NARC-2D8DEE

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete iron knife blade of Post Medieval date (AD 1500-1600). The object has a tapering sub-rectangular blade and a whittle tang. The blade is sub-rectangular in section with a slight curve due to post-depositional processes. The tip of the blade and part of the tang are missing and the tip curves down slightly.

The metal is a mid-brown in colour and is heavily corroded.

Length: 136.33mm, Width: 17.36mm, Thickness: 7.55mm, Weight: 52.9g.

Similar examples excavated in London and dated to the 15th - 16th centuries, although this style of knife is very common (Egan 2005: 90-91). Egan, G. 2005. Material Culture in London in an Age of Transition. MoLAS Monograph 19: London.

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 136.33 mm
Width: 17.36 mm
Thickness: 7.55 mm
Weight: 52.9 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Castlethorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8043
Four figure Latitude: 52.07958892
Four figure longitude: -0.83403465
1:25K map: SP8043
1:10K map: SP84SW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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