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KEY (LOCKING)

Unique ID: SF-44087D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast copper-alloy key dating to the Medieval period, c. 1150-1400. It demonstrates a circular bow with a large central circular aperture. A transverse collar, now much abraded, separates the collar from the oval-sectioned shank, which extends into a sharp point. Underneath the latter the bit projects downwards, which is broadly rectangular in plan with a single small cleft taken out of its front and back edges respectively. Preserved in good condition with an uneven greenish patina, it measures 37.26mm in length, 11.03mm in diameter at the bow and 3.88mm thick at the midpoint of the shank. It weighs 3.47g.

An identical key is recorded on the PAS database as LEIC-29F304.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1150
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.26 mm
Thickness: 3.88 mm
Weight: 3.47 g
Diameter: 11.03 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 8th October 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Fulbourn

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 12 days ago
Updated: 12 days ago

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