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    • Institution: HESH
    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: HESH-8D70E0
Object type: JEWS HARP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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An incomplete and misshapen cast copper alloy Jews harp of probable post-Medieval date (c. 1500-c. 1800). The lyre-shaped instrument is fragmentary and only one side element / arm survives. Originally it would have been symmetrical in plan; with a sub-circular head and tapering arms which are characteristically lozenge-shaped in cross-section. The fragment measures 58.2mm length, 9.9mm width, is 6.6mm thick and weighs 6.68 grams Taken from a record on Jew Harps by Frank Basford Geoff Egan of The Museum of London has commented on Medieval jews harps: The jews harp, or trump, is an…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 6th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Uffington', grid reference and parish protected.

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