Details for surface detail Incised or engraved or chased

Use for items that have had grooves cut (rather than cast) into them. These terms are used in various ways, but in theory 'engraving' involves the removal of a tiny amount of metal, and chasing does not - the metal is just pushed aside by the tool. It is not usually possible to tell these apart once an item has been worn or polished. Don't use the word 'chased' in the Object Description field without an explanation of what you mean - it is not a widely understood term.

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Record: NLM-38CFF4
Object type: TAG
Broadperiod: MODERN
Description: Copper alloy dog tag. Disc with drilled ho…
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Record: SUR-FDA221
Object type: FINGER RING
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A copper alloy Medieval or early post Medi…
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Record: NLM-E93E7C
Object type: FINGER RING
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Copper alloy finger ring fragment. Cast fl…
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Record: NLM-E93048
Object type: FINGER RING
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Copper alloy finger ring. Cast broad flat …
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