Bronze tweezers found at Lincoln’s Eastern Bypass

Archaeologists discovered a pair of bronze tweezers during the excavations works at Washingborough bypass dig, part of the construction of Lincoln’s Eastern Bypass, which so far resulted in numerous archaeological finds.

The bronze tweezers (by Lincolnshire Live)

The tweezers were discovered partly encrusted with the limestone-rich soil, but the metal has resisted corrosion and it is very well preserved. The find came from the backfill of a ditch, underneath the foundations of one of the buildings from the Medieval monastic grange. It is believed that the artefact is older than the grange buildings, which date back to the 12th century AD. The object is decorated with a simple dot-and-ring motif that was commonly used on metalwork in the Anglo-Saxon period.

(after Lincolnshire Live)

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