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Record ID: BUC-89F4B0
Object type: TOOTH PICK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A slightly bent 16th-17th century gold toothpick/earscoop. The pick would probably have been sickle-shaped. It emerged from the body of a stylised dragon, shaped to serve as a handle. Each side of the body is marked with incised lines that represent scales. A small spoon-shaped earscoop emerges from the dragon's mouth, as if to form the dragon's tongue with the bowl facing downwards. Mid-way along the upper side of the dragon's body there is an integral suspension loop. The loop retains a free-running gold wire ring. A similar toothpick/earscoop from Brighstone, Isle of Wight IOW-…
Created on: Monday 9th February 2015
Last updated: Monday 20th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirtlington', grid reference and parish protected.


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