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Two copper-alloy needles

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posted on 2021-10-26, 19:41 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Two bronze needles found inside decorated cylindrical box. A. length 4.1cm. Very fine for an Anglo-Saxon needle and exactly like a modern sewing needle; round shaft, flattened head with long groove and round eye. B. Shaft of similar needle, length 4.2cm, but eye broken off.

History

Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 222

Object ID

M6336b

Catalogue Number

M 6336

Material

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

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

needles (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; needles) (Antiquarian Keyword; needles)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

textile

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