Stylus ? Any Idea of date

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Found on club dig the on Sunday but with the excitement of my other finds I forgot about this one is it one worth showing to the flo and recording
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I would suggest more medieval in date on this one, but they have been around for centuries as you may well know. the reason i'm thinking later rather than earlier is due to the thickness of the piece, but I may well be wrong :thumbsup:
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Always worth showing items you`re unsure of to the FLO, although they are working remotely at the moment. Send them your best photos from different angles, weight and measurements and see if they can add some more info.
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I must admit to finding lead stylus on a number of my sites. I suspect most of the ones I’ve found are post medieval because of the other things I’ve found and the general history, although some could certainly be earlier. I’d love to know if there are any dating characteristics :thumbsup:
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From the ones I have found on places I search, I have found that the thinner ones have all come off Roman sites and the stubby thicker ones have all come medieval onwards. just my own experience though and it may vary from different areas around the UK :thumbsup:
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It looks like there are longitudinal lines , particularly around the blunt end, and the top image shows what looks to be a hole through the centre?
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the-roman wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:47 pm From the ones I have found on places I search, I have found that the thinner ones have all come off Roman sites and the stubby thicker ones have all come medieval onwards. just my own experience though and it may vary from different areas around the UK :thumbsup:
Good pointer :thumbsup:
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That’s right figs with your description if that helps :thumbsup:
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In which case it looks like the blunt end might have fitted into something. Could still be a stylus, perhaps a two-piece one with your part fitting into a handle (?) though I've never seen such a thing.
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That was my thought but I have never seen any pictures of these items to make a judgment
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the linear lines would make it easier to use, stops it moving around in your fingers. same principle with the modern hexagon shaped pencil :thumbsup:
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It's the hole down the centre that's puzzling me :?:
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Thanks for the link figs some look very similar :thumbsup:
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It’s more like a dent than a hole just checked
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