SPUR

Unique ID: CORN-4B0F25

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Copper alloy fragment of the side of a spur, between the crest and the terminal, but broken at both ends so that neither the crest nor the terminal remains. The side is hemispherical in section. The fragment is decorated on the outer face with punched annulets and crescents which form three fleurets with stems, one at either end, where the fragment has been sheared off, and one in the centre within a border of two incised lines on either side of the fleuret. Between the border and the outer fleuret on each side, there are six tight rows of punched annulets, creating a background for the more ornate elements.
Late 17th-century.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Length: 53.7 mm
Width: 14 mm
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 13.04 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 21st June 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Dr Helen Geake - [ view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

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

A resized image of fragment of spur side

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Cornwall
District: Cornwall
Parish: Hayle

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5638
Four figure Latitude: 50.191633 Four figure longitude: -5.41985
1:25K map: SW5638
1:10K map: SW58SE
Grid reference source: From finder
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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Created: Saturday 25th September 2004
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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