BUC-622713: Medieval harness fitting

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Unique ID: BUC-622713

Object type certainty: Certain
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Hollow openwork biconvex copper alloy object, containing lead pellets, probably forming part of a swivel. At the top and bottom there is an oval hole for attachment surrounded by an octagonal plate with radiating incised lines. Around the circumference, the openwork design is broadly divided into four sections, each containing a curving leaf and tendrils. The stems have a central incised groove, with diagonal lines along the length in parts. An example recorded by Read 2001 p.59 no, 483 has a separate swivel in the top and bottom holes, with a separate attachment through them.

Class: Swivel

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 21.58 mm
Diameter: 37.55 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 5th November 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: Lewknor

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Retained by finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: BUC
Created: Tuesday 25th July 2006
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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