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Unique ID: BERK-E24505

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

A worn cast copper alloy Medieval to Post-medieval sword scabbard chape. It has a recessed edge, and is now bent. There is the remains of possible decoration-either a trefoil or possibly fleur-de-lys in openwork. Probably 15th-16th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Length: 32 mm
Width: 15.45 mm
Thickness: 7.85 mm
Weight: 7.67 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 11th September 2010

Rally details.

This object was found at West Hanney 2010 held Friday 10th September 2010 - Sunday 12th September 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Michael Byard - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Y609

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: Vale Of White Horse
Parish: West Hanney

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3992
Four figure Latitude: 51.625472 Four figure longitude: -1.438006
1:25K map: SU3992
1:10K map: SU39SE
WOEID: 39662
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.

References cited

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Created: Monday 12th March 2012
Updated: Monday 26th March 2012

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