NLM-F4D7ED: Post-Medieval Stud

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Unique ID: NLM-F4D7ED

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Silver and opal stud. A thin beaten concavo-convex silver setting with the stubs of thin silver wire of diameter 0.6mm projecting from either end. The edge of the setting is finely cut to denticulated form with a series of tiny [length c.0.5mm] triangular flaps clasping the stone. The stone is a rounded teardrop-shaped opal with a lightly facetted surface. The wires appear to be set diagonally relative to the setting, so this was perhaps detached from a more complex clustered arrangement, perhaps in a brooch or pendant. Despite a reputation for being an unlucky stone, in part promoted by 19th-century romantic literature, opals were especially favoured by Queen Victoria, allegedly to encourage the labours of Australian miners working recently discovered deposits of the stone (Murdoch, T. [ed.] 1991, Treasures and Trinkets: Jewellery in London from pre-Roman times to the 1930s, Museum of London, page 49). Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1800-1900

Length: 9.1mm, Width: 6.8mm, Thickness: 4.4mm, Weight: 0.48gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1800
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 9.1 mm
Width: 6.8 mm
Thickness: 4.4 mm
Weight: 0.48 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: NLM41220

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Gem
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

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

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