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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 86  1971  page 147
Eynsford Castle and its Excavation. 
By S. E. Rigold, M.A., F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S.
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   Fe 17. Rectangular-sectioned rod with S-terminal and plate (?) attached (D, east of hall); uncertain purpose, too light for a window-fitting or branding iron.
   Fe 18. Tapering rod or ferrule, 14 cm. long, 1.0 cm. dia. at hollow end (same context). Not illustrated.
   Fe 19. Tang of heavy chisel (same context). Not illustrated.
   Fe 20. "Uncertain—terret ? (same context).
   Fe 20a. Small compasses (same context, or intrusive?). Not illustrated.
   Fe 21. Small cranked spike, not a nail (X, solar undercroft).
   Nails generally fall into three classes (the large mushroom-shaped Fe 22, from D, is unique): i—clouts, with round heads, slightly domed, in all contexts from Z to D (Fe 23 is a trifle larger than average); flat or squarish heads (Fe 24, 25) are in a minority, but common in the kitchen: ii—ordinary cut nails (Fe 26), common from Y onwards: iii—nails with 'figure-of-eight' heads, in two sizes, those with slender heads (Fe 27), common from Z onwards, and those with larger, more bilobed heads (Fe 28), very numerous in B (ash-layer, north of Hall) andD.

III. Objects of copper-alloy (Fig. 11)
   All from D, east sector, except Cu 6 and 7.
   Cu 1. Strap-chape with zig-zag rouletting, in red alloy with traces of gilt.
   Cu 2. Scabbard-chape, plain, two pin-holes and roughly soldered at joint.
   Cu 3. Strap-end buckle, neat workmanship, single rivet.
   Cu 4. Gilt button with separate dome and base.
   Cu 5. Perforated strip.
   Cu 6. Folded strip with six holes, in yellowish latten (A just north of Hall).
   Cu 7. Jetton (courtyard, topsoil); the only numismatic find and practically the only find of its period (except Gil). Late Nuremberg, dia. 25 mm.; normal types—Reichsapfel in trilobe/three crowns and lys; name of Hans Schultes (fl. 1550-74) both sides.

IV. Glass (Fig. 11)
   Vessel-glass: G 1. Frilled base (uncertain context, north of Hall); looks sixteenth-century, but little else of this date.
   G 2. Base of vessel, 8 mm. thick at bottom, thinning to 1 -2 mm. (certainly medieval—sealed A context, north of Hall, east of garderobe). Such vessels, rare in the thirteenth century, are usually classed as lamps or medical urinals: the weighted base would suit either.

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