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Unique ID: BERK-2D8C32

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

A incomplete copper alloy Early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) strap end of Thomas Class A Type 1. The strap end is formed from one piece of copper alloy and had a split end where the strap would have been inserted and secured. Only the rear half of the strap end survives; some of the Trewhiddle style design survives, depicting an entwined animal that is hard to define. The strap end narrows as it extends through the design. but it is broken further of this point where it would have terminated in a zoomorphic snout. This type of strap end is one of the most common styles, and dates from c. AD 750-950.

Class: Thomas Class A, Type 1 (probably)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Exactly AD 750
Date to: Exactly AD 950

Dimensions and weight

Length: 22.67 mm
Width: 11.7 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 2.2 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2012 - Friday 13th January 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2011.632

Materials and construction

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

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Oxfordshire
District: South Oxfordshire
Parish: Ipsden

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6385
Four figure Latitude: 51.560371 Four figure longitude: -1.092597
1:25K map: SU6385
1:10K map: SU68NW
WOEID: 26350147
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

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Created: Wednesday 8th February 2012
Updated: Saturday 29th March 2014

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