The tomb was opened in 1 774, and on the king's head was found an imitation crown of tin or latten gilt, with trefoils rising from its upper edge.
From an early period bronze and latten (a variety of brass) were much used in England for the smaller objects both of ecclesiastical and domestic use, but except for tombs and lecterns were but little used on a large scale till the r6th century.
8), are very elaborate and beautiful examples of "latten" work, showing the greatest technical skill in the founder's art.
In latten also were produced the numerous monumental brasses of which a large number still exist in England (see Brasses, Monumental).
Medieval spoons for domestic use were commonly made of horn or wood, but brass, pewter and "latten" spoons appear to have been common about the 15th century.