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Unique ID: SUSS-01A7F6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

End fragment from the side bar of a late Medieval - early Post Medieval purse bar frame (1450-1550 AD). The bar is hexagonal with an old break at one end. The other end terminates in a large oval knop with a collar between it and the bar. It appears to be made of a high tin alloy with lead. It is 32.3mm long, the knop is 10.5mm in diameter and the bar 5.9mm; it weighs 5.78 grams.


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 1450
Date to: AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Length: 32.3 mm
Weight: 5.78 g
Diameter: 10.5 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st February 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Tin or tin alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Fragment [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: West Sussex
District: Arun
To be known as: Near Goring by Sea

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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1 comment

  • David Williams wrote @ 21:06:21 on the 14th February 2011.

    I don't know what this is but suspect it's post medieval. It is not purse-related, being of lead alloy. Can it be re-classified as Unidentified please

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Created: Wednesday 30th July 2008
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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