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Record ID: HESH-8D8126
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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An unidentified lead alloy artefact of probable medieval or post medieval date. This artefact is either the remnants of a composite pommel from a sword / dagger or a variant style of weight. From the shape and weight of the iron bar (which is similar to those seen on whittle tanged knives) and the uniform nature of the lead alloy element I would prefer the former. The artefact is composite consisting of a lead alloy flattened sphere through which passes an iron square sectioned bar. The lead alloy element is broadly sub-rectangular in both plan and cross section. The upper and lower…
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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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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