NLM-94BA66: Post-Medieval Knife Pommel

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Unique ID: NLM-94BA66

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver knife pommel, as kindly identified by the finder. A sub-rectangular sheet metal cap for the handle of a small knife, probably of scale tang construction. The top is slightly concave and bears a medial incised line flanked by converging diagonal strokes. The opposed broad sides each bear an incised border limiting an area occupied by triangular and curved figures with closely-spaced lines running across them, perhaps veined leaves; the other sides are plain. The execution compares with that appearing on iconographic finger rings of early post-medieval date. One broad side was parted from the object by the time it was examined. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. In view of its age and material the object is to be subjected to the Treasure process, ref. TBC.

Height: 7.8mm, Width: 7.1mm, Thickness (sheet): 0.4mm, Weight: 0.84gms

Class: Pommel

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 7.8 mm
Width: 7.1 mm
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.84 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 26th September 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM40955

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Decoration style: Floral
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Low Burnham

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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Updated: 2 months ago

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