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Record ID: BUC-4C4FCB
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete, copper alloy, Early Medieval, set of tweezers, AD.450-650. The object comprises both complete arms of a set of tweezers, they taper down from the sharp fold to a rounded point at the distal end. The middle third of both arms is decorated with the same repeated decoration. At the top of the decoration there are two shallow notches in the sides of the arm, then an incised double line, a 3mm gap, then another double incised line creating a thick collar. Below this is a faceted lozenge 5.6mm long, then a double collar before a smaller faceted lozenge 4.3mm long. This is mirrore…
Created on: Wednesday 18th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2022
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Record ID: NMS-CF612C
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Badly distorted arm of a pair of Middle Saxon copper alloy tweezers which widens gently from the loop before splaying more rapidly in the lower half to the turned-in blade. The loop is thicker and there is an offset on the front face immediately below it. Decorated consists of a median row of seven punched ring-and-dot impressions with two more flanking the one nearest the blade. Length c.60mm. Width at loop 2mm, at blade c.14mm. Early 8th - mid 9th century.
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Saturday 14th May 2022
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Record ID: OXON-A4C4A0
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete Medieval cast copper-alloy bar mount with a pendent loop to suspend a purse frame or toiletry set, dating from c. AD 1250-1400. The mount includes a rectangular copper alloy sheet (15.5mm long by 15.4mm wide) that is flat in cross section. A long rectagnular tab extends from one of its narrow edges. This tab is straight sided (c6.6mm wide) projects for c.7.5mm before folding backwards over itself creatnig a loop. It then continues for 10mm before terminating in a 6.9mm wide lozenge at the back. The rectangular plate and the lozenge shaped termi…
Created on: Tuesday 10th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 13th May 2022
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Record ID: NLM-07E18B
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy possible strap fitting. Cast symmetrical strip, expanded at either end and neatly folded so the broadened ends lie back to back. Six ring and dot of diameter 2.1mm appear on either side, with five dots arranged like a ‘five’ on a die, and with a further single ring and dot below. The lower pair of rings on the ‘five’ are carried through as perforations or attachment points. As now configured, the object would be apt to the suspension of an object from a light strap. A reddish tint to the metal is a feature often associated with Anglo-Scandinavian ma…
Created on: Tuesday 15th March 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 15th March 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-5FA700
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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An incomplete Medieval copper alloy tweezers with three adjustable slides on the shaft, similar to those found on page-holders (eg. SUR-08E177) and which would have served to lock the tweezers in place. The tweezers are 67.5mm with narrow spatulate blades with rounded terminals, only one of which remains. The arms are narrow with a terminal loop and have rocker arm style zig-zag decoration extending along both sides and along the centre of the outside face of the remaining blade. c. 12th to 15th century. For similar, see BUC-E9E5D6, HAMP98 and also Biddle (1990), page 690-692, 21…
Created on: Monday 7th March 2022
Last updated: Monday 7th March 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-272E30
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
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An elongated rectangular copper alloy strip, possibly the incomplete remains of one arm of Roman copper alloy tweezers.  The item is in poor condition, is 37mm long, 6mm wide, 1mm thick and weighs 1.39g.
Created on: Friday 4th March 2022
Last updated: Friday 4th March 2022
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Record ID: LVPL-0DF0DE
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A complete set of copper alloy tweezers that likely date to the medieval period (c.AD 1200-1400). The object is formed from a strip of sheet copper alloy that has a crescent cross section. It is folded in half with the bend pinched at the top to form a circular loop. It has two equal arms that are consistent in width and terminate with a straight edge. One of the arms is twisted slightly. The object is undecorated and has a dark green patina. Dimensions: Length 61.61mm; width 3.59mm; thickness 1.77mm; weight 5.42g Decorated tweezers are often dated to the Roman and early mediev…
Created on: Thursday 3rd March 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 15th March 2022
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Record ID: WMID-278CEB
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete pair of tweezers of the Roman to Medieval Period (AD 43 - AD 1500). About 50% of the tweezers remain, consisting of one arm only. Object is rectangular in plan and in section. The object is flat and has been deliberately folded in the centre. One of the terminals is wider than the other and has a chevron shaped end, the other terminal is narrower slightly and has angled sides with a flat head, this is where it would have attached to the loop originally. The object measures 18.2 mm in length, the folded point is 3.9 mm wide, (the wider terminal i…
Created on: Tuesday 8th February 2022
Last updated: Monday 14th February 2022
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Record ID: NLM-59DBFF
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy tweezers. A narrow straight-sided strip, bent twice at its midpoint to form a loop, and with its slightly broader nips or terminals in-turned towards each other. The metal retains some tensile strength, while the good condition overall may also hint at the recent disturbance of this object from a hitherto sealed context. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410. Length: 57.5mm, Width (arms): 4.2mm, Thickness: 0.6mm, Weight: 3.50gms
Created on: Wednesday 5th January 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 5th January 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wyham cum Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-43321E
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Roman copper alloy tweezers. Only one arm survives comprising a rectangular plate. The functional end is rounded and the other end tapers with a 'hook' representing the return for the other arm (missing). The outer surface is plain. The inner surface has two single horizontal lines across the mid and upper areas. The item is now bent. For a similar item see HAMP-77CB8F.
Created on: Tuesday 4th January 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 4th January 2022
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Record ID: NMS-C9703B
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete and severely distorted arm from a pair of probably Roman tweezers, with non-recent breaks at the loop, at the lower end and on one side. There is no decoration. Width at the loop 3.3mm, at the lower end 11.3mm. Extant length approximately 60mm. Mid 1st - 4th century
Created on: Friday 17th December 2021
Last updated: Friday 17th December 2021
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Record ID: DYFED-6173DE
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Ceredigion
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Object is incomplete copper alloy hinged object of unknown date but possibly dating to the Post medieval period. The object is long and thin, and square in plan with a circular terminal at one end , which has two plates with a hole perforated through both, suggesting this is one half of a similar object which is now missing which once fitted in the hinge. The object is the wrong shape and plan for a nutcracker, or tweezer, it's exact function is unknown. The object has a brown and green patina and has a worn surface. It weighs 6.6g and has a length of 67.56mm and a width of 4.07mm.
Created on: Tuesday 30th November 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 30th November 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nantcwnlle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F8F82F
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy possible tweezers fragment. A triangular plate at the end of a narrow [4.5mm] projecting stalk. There is the ghost of indeterminate border decoration on one side. Against the proposed identification, the edge of the plate is not turned or crimped as might be expected with the nip of a functional pair of tweezers, while it is too flimsy to have served as an eraser on a stylus. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Early Medieval, 43-750 Length: 19.0mm, Width: 17.3mm, Thickness (plate): 0.9mm, Weight: 1.03gms
Created on: Thursday 25th November 2021
Last updated: Thursday 25th November 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-77CB8F
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete pair of copper alloy tweezers, probably of Roman date. One arm remains which is 41.7mm in length, with parallel sides and a rectangular cross section. Part of the hinge loop is retained on one end, the other has a downward-turned tip.
Created on: Friday 19th November 2021
Last updated: Friday 19th November 2021
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Record ID: NMS-0FFD96
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pair of medieval sheet copper alloy tweezers of Egan and Pritchard 1991 Type II, bent through 90 degrees and with the lower ends of the arms once bent forward and now almost straight. There is no visible trace of solder on the twisted and fluted length. Cf. ibid. no. 1774. Length c.80mm, half of which comprises the loop and the twist. Width at loop / earscoop 1.9mm, below twist 2.8mm, at end 4.7mm. 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Sunday 14th November 2021
Last updated: Monday 7th February 2022
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Record ID: NMS-FF254B
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Distorted pair of medieval copper alloy tweezers, with almost parallel-sided arms formed from one piece of sheet, and with a butt-jointed strip slide. The lower ends of the arms are turned slightly inwards. Cf. Biddle 1990, 690-2; Egan, G. in Griffiths et al. 2007, 154, pl. 30 cat. nos. 2023-4; Ottaway and Rogers 2002, 2932-4, fig. 1501 nos 15228-31. Length c.44mm. Width 3.8 - 4mm. 12th - 14th century.
Created on: Saturday 13th November 2021
Last updated: Monday 15th November 2021
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Record ID: NLM-D2ED76
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy possible finger ring. A wavy strip of flat D-section; the finder kindly suggests an identification as tweezers, but there are no bends or crimps where these should appear. Here considered as a band whose ends have parted, and which has been bent to a shallow W profile. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1900 Length: 49.5mm, Width: 4.3mm, Thickness: 1.6mm, Weight: 2.00gms
Created on: Thursday 11th November 2021
Last updated: Friday 12th November 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-C1266E
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a pair of Middle Saxon sheet copper alloy tweezers with an incomplete wire suspension ring in the loop. All of one arm below the loop is missing and the lower end of the other has been lost. The sides of the latter, which is badly distorted, are almost parallel for much of the length and the break occurs just beyond the start of a rapid expansion in width. No decoration is visible. Extant length 45mm. Minimum width 4mm. Maximum extant width 8mm. The form is a common one in the early 8th to mid 9th century (Rogers, N. in Evans and Loveluck 2009…
Created on: Wednesday 10th November 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 10th November 2021
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Record ID: NMS-953366
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Almost complete and slightly bent pair of Late Roman to Early Anglo-Saxon copper alloy tweezers heavily encrusted with rust. A small piece is missing from the one terminal. Both terminals now bend very slightly outwards and perhaps neither originally turned inwards. Decoration on the edges of both arms consists of three opposed pairs of short lengths of curving chamfers, each of which is interrupted at mid point, giving the impression of a projection. Additional ornament on both arms is in the form of rocker-arm engraving which begins below the loop and finishes below th…
Created on: Monday 8th November 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 25th January 2022
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Record ID: PUBLIC-C6193A
Object type: TWEEZERS
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete pair of copper alloy tweezers dating to the Roman or Early Medieval period (c.AD 43 - 600) missing the bottom section to each arm.The tweezers are formed from a single rectangular sectioned band of copper alloy which has been bent in half, creating a sprung loop one end. It consists of two arms that extend from the loop. The bent portion of the tweezers is very slightly thicker than the two arms. The outer faces are undecorated and have a dark grey and green patina. The tweezers are 42.62mm long, 5.22mm wide, 1.14mm thick and weigh 3.1gms. Tweezers of sim…
Created on: Tuesday 5th October 2021
Last updated: Monday 25th October 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lewes', grid reference and parish protected.


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