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Record ID: WMID-AAEA84
Object type: NAIL CLEANER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
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An incomplete copper alloy nail cleaner of Late Roman dating (AD 300 to AD 410). Around 50% of the nail cleaner is present. It is of a leaf shape, with each end tapering to a point. A forked end is located at the broad tip, with a short V shaped slot present on one side. The other end narrows to a sharper but rounded point. No decoration can be seen on either face. The method of suspension is missing. It measures 28.0 mm in length, 7.2 mm wide and 1.5 mm thick. It weighs 0.94 g. The nail cleaner is a dark green colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasin, caused by movement whilst …
Created on: Tuesday 14th May 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 15th May 2019
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Record ID: LVPL-7F33B4
Object type: NAIL CLEANER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Nottinghamshire
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An incomplete cast (or possibly wrought) copper alloy nail cleaner, of Roman dating (Mid-Late 1st Century). The nail cleaner is sub rectangular in plan, and flat in cross section. It consists of a sub rectangular bladem with tapering long sides, slowly widening towards the top. The blade continues into a sub lozenge shaped shoulder, before expanding into a sub circular suspension loop. The suspension loop is in the same plane as the rest of the nail cleaner. The suspension hole has been pierced off centre. The forked terminal, used for cleaning, is missing due to an old break. No de…
Created on: Monday 9th May 2011
Last updated: Friday 27th May 2011
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Record ID: WAW-EBEDF7
Object type: NAIL CLEANER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Shropshire
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A cast copper alloy nail cleaner, of Roman date (1st to 4th Centuries AD). A complete, but slightly bent, cast copper alloy cleaner, similar to Crummy's type 1a (Crummy, 1983, p57). It consists of a narrow plain strip of copper alloy, with a bifurcated tip and a wrapped suspension loop. Traces of gilding survive towards the top of the nail cleaner. The suspension loop is unusual compared to other nail cleaners as it consists of the rectangular top of the nail cleaner wrapped around what appears to be a cyclindrial copper alloy hollow spacer, currently filled with…
Created on: Tuesday 27th July 2010
Last updated: Thursday 5th August 2010
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