SUSS-1A6483: Medieval to Post-medieval : Purse bar

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PURSE

Unique ID: SUSS-1A6483

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy object possibly a purse bar fragment. The fragment consists of one arm of the purse bar. The arm is circular in section and has a spherical terminal. The arm measures 37.3 mm in length. The spherical terminal has been decoratively moulded with a prominent collar running around the circumference, borders by two shallow grooves, one on either side. There is also a shallow slot cut into the terminal proper. The fragment is worn and has a mid brownish-green pitted patina. The break is worn. This fragment dates to the late medieval to early post medieval period.

Class: bar
Sub class: Williams Class J

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49.2 mm
Weight: 9.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 16th September 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
Identified by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson

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: Southease

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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