NLM-888CF3: Undated Nail Cleaner

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Unique ID: NLM-888CF3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy nail cleaner. A thin oval sheet metal plate with a tapered projection which is neatly nicked to V-shape at its end. The object bears an appealing pale green patina. The form is non-diagnostic: a Roman date might be preferred but such a simple construction cannot rule out a later date, and the condition is very good - the form also resembles that of fish-shaped bone gaming pieces of post-medieval date. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Early Post-Medieval, 43-1600

Length: 42.2mm, Width: 11.7mm, Thickness: 0.7mm, Weight: 1.41gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.2 mm
Width: 11.7 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.41 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 6th November 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM41157

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Swinhope

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
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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