LEIC-745772: Roman copper alloy nail cleaner, AD 43-200

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Unique ID: LEIC-745772

Object type certainty: Probably
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Roman copper alloy probable nail cleaner, Length: 33 mm, width: 8 mm, thickness: 1 mm, weight: 1.5 g.

The object has a sub triangular form and cross section and consists of an elongated triangular shaped plate which has rounded 'shoulders' flanking an integral transverse suspension loop. The loop is triangular in form and has a curved end, which would have formed the loop, now missing.

The objects form suggests a nail cleaner but it has no bifurcation at its tip and no decoration, but is similar to BH-19766A and BUC-9F4DC6.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33 mm
Width: 8 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 1.5 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Elisabeth Janovsky
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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