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TWEEZERS

Unique ID: WILT-C20F8A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A set of Medieval copper alloy tweezers, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1450. The tweezers are formed of a single sub-rectangular strip of copper alloy, folded in half and then subsequently twisted along half of its length. The arms expand towards the terminals, which are folded inwards with an obtuse angle. The tweezers have been bent slightly along their length.

Length 54.5mm; width 5.5mm; thickness 0.5mm; weight 1.48g.

cf. Egan & Pritchard (1991: 381) no. 1774.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 54.5 mm
Width: 5.5 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 1.48 g

Rally details.

This object was found at Spring Detectival 2019.

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5568

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Wycombe (District)
Parish or ward: Hambleden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7787
Four figure Latitude: 51.57661556
Four figure longitude: -0.89024122
1:25K map: SU7787
1:10K map: SU78NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 16 days ago
Updated: 16 days ago

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