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Plane made of copper-alloy, iron and ?horn

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posted on 27.10.2021, 13:24 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Brent 1866, 162-3: The lock has a bolt made to ascend diagonally into the bronze plate, which is rather more than six inches long, and one and a quarter wide, and is very like such a plate on our own door-posts. Part of the original woodwork remained attached to the lock; but the whole is scarcely perfect enough to solve the mystery of the curious hooked Anglo-Saxon keys, and shew how they performed their office.Iron lock with bronze plate for bolt which descends diagonally into hole in plate. Plate is rather more than 6 inches long and 1 14/4 inches wide. Part of original woodwork attached to lock.This is the plane cf. Archaeologia Cantiana LXXIII (1959), 146ff.Catalogue number attributed to this object from comparison of description in the original excavation report (Brent 1866, 162-3) and the catalogue (Payne 1892a, 36). – D.H.


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Sarre Grave 26

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KAS 775


iron, copper alloy, horn, worked animal bone (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; iron) (Antiquarian Material; iron, bronze, wood)

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other tools (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; plane) (Antiquarian Keyword; lock bolt)




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Kent Archaeological Society

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