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shears

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,1228.442

  • Description

    Iron shears with spring handle and expanded triangular-sectioned blades. On sides at blade-handle junction are two arcuate indentations bordered by pairs of transverse grooves. Surface altered by fire.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 235 millimetres
    • Width: 22 millimetres (blades)
    • Width: 19 millimetres (handle)
  • Curator's comments

    Orlinska 2001
    Findspot: Frankenhain (Trögelberge); auf den Trögelbergen bei Frankenhain unweit Schlieben; Landkreis Elbe-Elster; Brandenburg; Cemetery;?Grave: discovered together, see Klemm 1854a, 113-14, fig. 204 (1: cited in error as MK1 2026); 135, fig. 232 (1868,1228.438); 136 (1868,1228.440 and 1868,1228.441), fig. 234 (1868,1228.440); 153, fig. 266 (1868,1228.442); 319 (1868,1228.439).

    Discovered in 1847 and given to Klemm by Wagner (Klemm 1854a, 113).

    Period of Roman Influence.

    References: C III, 8 (1: ‘Werkzeuge aus Metall. aus Eisen’; 2, 4-5: ‘Messer; aus Eisen’); III, 9 (3: ‘Lanzenspitzen und Lanzen. aus Eisen’); III, 10 (6: ‘Verschiedene Werkzeuge. Scheeren’); GA nos 1155-1160 (1-6); GERM. V, 319 (1); Klemm 1863, 1205 (1).Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager 'Summary Catalogue' (draft MS)

    MS labels:
    2832; found with 2826, [282]7, [282]9, [28]30, [28]32 Frankenhain nr. Schlieben

    Old number:
    (Register) 2832

    Provenance:
    Found on the Trögelberge, Frankenhain/über Falkenberg (Elster), Kr. Herzberg, Brandenburg, Germany; registration nos. 1868,1228.438-442 found together in 1847 and given old numbers 2826-37 and running numbers 1155-1166, but not given individual MS catalogue entries by Klemm

    Ex collection:
    Dr Gustav Klemm of Dresden

    Purchased:
    From Gustav Klemm (his son)

    Agent:
    Dr Friedrich Wagner

    Published:
    KLEMM G. 1858. Die Werkzeuge und Waffen, ihre Entstehung und Ausbildung. Sondershausen, p. 153, fig. 266

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  • Bibliography

    • Orlinska 2001 p.92 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1868,1228.442

  • Additional IDs

    • Klemm.2832
Iron shears with spring handle and expanded triangular-sectioned blades.  On sides at blade-handle junction are two arcuate indentations bordered by pairs of transverse grooves.  Surface altered by fire.

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