SUSS-AEFC65: Post-medieval : S-shaped clasp (front)

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CLASP

Unique ID: SUSS-AEFC65

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy S-shaped clasp. The clasp is molded with a central, beaded band from which extends two two dragon-headed terminals, forming an S shape. The heads are molded with fine lines depicting the features of the head. The object is slightly worn, and has a dark greenish-brown patina. Parallels for this type of clasp exist from the post medieval period, although the style continues in use to the present day.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.13 mm
Width: 17.63 mm
Thickness: 4.26 mm
Weight: 8.94 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 4th October 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Trista Clifford
Identified by: Trista Clifford

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Near Lewes

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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