|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Medieval/post medieval apple corer|
In 1999 a medieval/post medieval apple corer made from bone was recovered from here. It survived in good condition and was nicely polished.
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|Grid Reference:||TL 627 948|
|Parish:||SOUTHERY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
September-October 1999. Stray find. 1.2m (4ft) deep.
H. M. Geake (NCM) identified:
Medieval/post medieval apple corer made from bone, probably the metapodial (lower leg bone) of a sheep. In very good condition, the lower edge is curved and still sharp; abovbe this it is semi-circular in section with the front open. About one-third is left wit the flat front of the bone still in situ; this is engraved with a six-pointed star, rather badly done. The very top of the corer has the natural two rows of four points. Nicely polished. Two of these were found in excavations in Norwich (Norwich Households nos 758-9), both from 17th century contexts, but they may have had a wider period of use.
K. Hinds (NLA) 25 February 2000.
- FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- CORER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- CORER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
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