NMS-F6F4B7: Medieval incomplete purse bar

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PURSE

Unique ID: NMS-F6F4B7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete Medieval copper alloy purse bar, comprising circular-sectioned bar with constriction that passes through a separate conical tubular terminal, the bar is broken at the other end (central boss and other half missing) and is decorated with oblique double engraved lines with inlaid niello forming lozengiform cross-hatching, lower flange for suspension with two perforations, 69 x 12mm (including flange). LMMC (1967) Type A1, plate 33, 164-5. Late 15th century.

Class: bar
Sub class: Williams Class A1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 69 mm
Width: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ellen Bales
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with niello

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Hindringham

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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