MAS-O100124: MAS-O100124; Cornwall; Brass piece; Image 1 of 1

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Unique ID: MAS-O100124

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

One ornate brass piece. The piece has an aperture in the middle, in the centre of a circular disc which is itself recessed slightly into the surface. The disc extends laterally into two leaf-shaped limbs, which are decoratively styled and form curved arrows at their tips. At the end of each limb there is a circular hole, which was likely used to fasten the brass piece to its host object. These holes are countersunk, presumably to accommodate the heads of screws. The piece is approximately 90 mm in length, with a width of 40 mm and thickness of 2 mm. The diameter of the two larger holes on the limbs is 5mm approximately, and the diameter of the central hole is around 2-3 mm, with the central disc of the piece having a diameter of 4 mm.

Whilst by no means certain, this object appears to be a fitting for an item of furniture. The recess around the central hole appears to be designed to accommodate the base of a circular or spherical/hemispherical object, suggestive of a handle or knob, while the two other holes are for securing the brass plate to the item of furniture. This, therefore, may be a bracket for a drawer or door handle on an item of furniture.

Wreck details

Droit number: 320/17


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 90 mm
Width: 40 mm
Thickness: 2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 8th September 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: P T

Other reference numbers

Droit ID: 320/17

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW8220
Four figure Latitude: 50.04012553
Four figure longitude: -5.04588056
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Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Monday 11th September 2017
Updated: Friday 27th March 2020

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