STRAP END

Unique ID: DEV-2CB814

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Early Medieval copper alloy strap end. The strap end is Thomas Class A; type 2, with a tapering plate, split attachment end and zoomorphic terminal (Gabor Thomas, 2003, FRG Datasheet 32). The geometric incised decoration on the front of the plate is worn, but appears to be in the form of four diamonds, each arranged with its point to the centre, as if forming four 'petals'. The animal-head terminal is difficult to discern due to wear, but a pair of ears, or possibly eyes are visible. At the end of the terminal are two small holes, possibly representing nostrils. The two copper alloy rivets are intact at the split attachment end. Date: 9th century. Dimensions: 29 mm x 10 mm x 1.2 mm.

Class: Thomas Class A, Type 2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Length: 29 mm
Width: 10 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th May 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Danielle Wootton - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Danielle Wootton - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Devon
District: Teignbridge
Parish: Ashburton

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX7670
Four figure Latitude: 50.516615 Four figure longitude: -3.750395
1:25K map: SX7670
1:10K map: SX70SE
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]

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Created: Thursday 6th May 2010
Updated: 3 weeks, 6 days ago

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