LON-DB7176: An incomplete Post Medieval copper alloy precision instrument - pair of dividers dating 16th - 17th century.

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DIVIDERS

Unique ID: LON-DB7176

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An incomplete Post Medieval copper alloy precision instrument - pair of dividers dating 16th - 17th century. These dividers comprise two hinged arms, one now broken near the terminal and missing; the upper section is copper alloy while the lower arms would have been iron; the remaining lower arm is broken and missing its iron lower section. The copper alloy hinge section has a circular terminal with the owners initials 'I B' on one side. The arm is decoratively cast so that it has a varied, faceted appearance. On the middle section of the arm this faceting has created an oval depression on both the front and back surfaces. There is no evidence of a maker's mark.

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Dimensions: length: 78.17mm; width: 16.01mm; thickness: 8.51mm; weight: 30.47g.

Inscription: I B

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 78.17 mm
Width: 16.01 mm
Thickness: 8.51 mm
Weight: 30.47 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Limehouse (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3680
Four figure Latitude: 51.50258022
Four figure longitude: -0.04195915
1:25K map: TQ3680
1:10K map: TQ38SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Discovery circumstances: Eyes only
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Recording Institution: LON
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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