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Some Recent Finds Illustration

These days, in terms of the types of work I produce, finds (or artefact) illustration makes up a small percentage of the work that I do. There's no particular reason for that, and I'm quite happy to do it when it comes along!
The following are from a site in Hampshire, and come from a site with Romano-British and medieval phases.

On the above page, you have a late Romano-British and medieval knives (16 & 18), a small pair of  medival domestic shears (17), barrel lock (19) and a pair of keys (20 & 21).

Following on from that, a really nicely decorated chalk spindle whorl and an incomplete sharpening stone.

The following two plates are iron objects from a late Romano-British grave and very intriguing at that. It would appear that they decorated the coffin (or perhaps chest) that the deceased was placed in.
The final image is a possible reconstruction of the chest, though the actual arrangement of the metal fittings is very speculative!

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