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Record ID: YORYM-06AF8C
Object type: JEWS HARP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Post Medieval copper alloy Jew's harp (or Jaws harp), dating to the period c. AD 1500-1800. The Jew's harp is lozengiform in cross section and comprises a sub circular head with two tapering prongs. A rabbat (notch) on one side at the apex of the head would have accomodated the iron tongue, now missing aside from a raised iron area above the rabbat. A brown patina is present on the surface. The jew's harp measures 64.77mm in length, 34.14mm in width at the head, 13.74mm in width at the prongs, 4.98mm in thickness and weighs 20.82g. Cf. DUR-E5C503, NLM-C8971B and LI…
Created on: Monday 7th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 11th November 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-48FF44
Object type: JEWS HARP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy jews harp with tapered prongs and sub circular head with a lozenge-shaped cross section. At the apex, on the front face there is a horizontal groove for locating the iron prong. Either side of the groove has been flattened with a punch to trap the now missing iron prong. The metal has a dark brown patina. Dimensions are: Length 52.1 mm Bow Width externally 23.5 mm Thickness 4.9 mm Weight 8.169 grams. Jews harps date from the post-Medieval period.
Created on: Sunday 13th June 2010
Last updated: Friday 6th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR205
Object type: JEWS HARP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy jaws harp with traces of iron spring strip.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 1999
Last updated: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET WEST STAFFORD', grid reference and parish protected.


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