YORYM-6A81A4: Roman : Nail Cleaner

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NAIL CLEANER

Unique ID: YORYM-6A81A4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper-alloy nail cleaner of Roman date, c.AD 50 - 200. Crummy Type 2a. The blade is a pointed leaf shape, tapering gently from rounded shoulders to a narrow shaft which terminates in a worn break. The rounded shoulders taper to a sub-ovate collared neck with an attachment loop terminal which is in line with the blade. The loop is broken and worn and the blade is decorated on both sides with a faint incised spine.

The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The nail cleaner is 40.8mm long, 13.7mm wide, 5.3mm thick and weighs 4.4g.

A similar example is illustrated in Crummy (1983), p.58, fig.62, no.1872 and is classed as a Type 2a which date to the mid-1st-2nd century AD. In the description of this type Crummy states that the suspension loop is "often, though not invariably, at right angles to the plane of the blade".

Class: Crummy Type 2a

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.8 mm
Width: 13.7 mm
Thickness: 5.3 mm
Weight: 4.4 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05950

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bridlington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA1769
Four figure Latitude: 54.10359247
Four figure longitude: -0.21210174
1:25K map: TA1769
1:10K map: TA16NE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 10 days ago
Updated: 8 days ago

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