Unique ID: NLM-4A2F45

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy

Book clasp fragment (identification by finder). A pair of thin cast rectangular plates secured at one end by a single rivet of length 3.9mm and diameter 2.2mm. At the other end, both plates bear stubs where they were folded over a hinge (now lost). The outer plate bears four vertical letters or parts of letters, and it appears this may be cut from a larger object bearing a legend. Suggested date: Late Medieval, 1400-1500.

Length: 19.74mm, Width: 11.34mm, Thickness (of plates): 0.35mm, Thickness (overall): 3.77mm, Weight: 1.07gms.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Length: 19.74 mm
Width: 11.34 mm
Thickness: 3.77 mm
Weight: 1.07 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 4th May 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM14639

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cut [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Decoration style: Other [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Fragment [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Possible Bookclasp from Aby with Greenfield

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Lincolnshire
District: East Lindsey
To be known as: Greenfield

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: Friday 25th June 2010
Updated: Monday 2nd August 2010

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