HARNESS FITTING

Unique ID: BUC-622713

Object type certainty: Certain
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Hollow openwork biconvex copper alloy object, containing lead pellets, probably forming part of a swivel. At the top and bottom there is an oval hole for attachment surrounded by an octagonal plate with radiating incised lines. Around the circumference, the openwork design is broadly divided into four sections, each containing a curving leaf and tendrils. The stems have a central incised groove, with diagonal lines along the length in parts. An example recorded by Read 2001 p.59 no, 483 has a separate swivel in the top and bottom holes, with a separate attachment through them.

Class: Swivel

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Retained by finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1200

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 21.58 mm
Diameter: 37.55 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 5th November 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Secondary material: Lead [scope notes| view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Medieval harness fitting

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Oxfordshire
District: South Oxfordshire
To be known as: Lewknor

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Tuesday 25th July 2006
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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