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Pair of copper-alloy casket hinges, with wood remains

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posted on 27.10.2021, 19:21 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
MS 723, folio 35: Sibertswold boxes. No. 24 \Brass hinges [image of barrel lock] [image of hasp]\"Pair of bronze hinges from a box, total length 3.45cm. Very neatly made of sheet bronze, comprising 2 shield-shaped tabs with 3 rivets a piece, now missing, one with a rectangular piece folded over behind, cut away in centre to take the folded tab of the other, both being wrapped around an iron bolt which pivoted the construction. Scored diagonal across on back of one. On other fragment of wood adhering, its grain lying horizontally across parallel to the hinge mechanism.Wooden box described in grave report associated with brass hinges (M 6448), barrel lock (M 6449) and iron fitting (catch?). – D.H.

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Grave ID

Sibertswold Downs Grave 24

Object ID

M6448

Catalogue Number

M 6448

Material

copper alloy, organic (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; bronze, wood) (Antiquarian Material; brass)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

casket hinges (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; box hinges) (Antiquarian Keyword; box hinges)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

box

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