SLEEVE CLASP

Unique ID: SF450

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

Fragmentary gilt copper alloy wrist-clasp; bar, flattened in section, decorated along its length with gilded transverse incisions and grooves; the remains of the bar carry two discoid projections, each with a central dot enclosed by a concentric ring of gilded finely-punched dots; both projections are joined by a central bar; the bottom one also has a lateral T-shaped extension.

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Post AD 500
Date to: Ante AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Length: 19.8 mm
Width: 17 mm
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st October 1999

Personal details

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Recorded by: Gabor Thomas - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Gabor Thomas - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Fragment [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Surface Treatment: Gilded [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Early-medieval gilded copper-alloy wrist clasp

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Suffolk
District: Waveney
To be known as: Bloodmoor Hill

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Other[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Recreational usage[scope notes]

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Created: Thursday 25th November 1999
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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