SOMDOR-63EDF3: Post Medieval Chape Scabbard

Rights Holder: Somerset County Council
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Unique ID: SOMDOR-63EDF3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval silver lace tag/lace chape. Silver sheet folded into truncated cone shape; two pierced holes at lower edge for attachment. Etched decoration at lower edge and down towards smaller end on two sides. 17th Century? In terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 (Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections, The British Museum, 5th December 2006).


This object is a disclaimed Treasure find, reference 2006 T471.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2006T471


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1699

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.6 mm
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 9.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 19th September 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2006T471

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
To be known as: Stoke St Gregory

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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