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Record ID: DOR-6B3156
Object type: TONGS
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Silver implement, perhaps a pair of tongs, shaped like a small pair of scissors with looped handles and hinge. One foot opening out in large petal-shaped terminal, the other with a much smaller circular, flattened end. The object opens and shuts with pincer movement but its function is uncertain. The find probably dates to later than 1710 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996. Dr Dora Thornton Curator of Renaissance Collections Department of Prehistory and Europe The British Museum
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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