SF450: Early-medieval gilded copper-alloy wrist clasp

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Unique ID: SF450

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Fragmentary gilt copper alloy wrist-clasp; bar, flattened in section, decorated along its length with gilded transverse incisions and grooves; the remains of the bar carry two discoid projections, each with a central dot enclosed by a concentric ring of gilded finely-punched dots; both projections are joined by a central bar; the bottom one also has a lateral T-shaped extension.


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Date from: Post AD 500
Date to: Ante AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.8 mm
Width: 17 mm
Thickness: 2.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st October 1999

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Waveney (District)
To be known as: Bloodmoor Hill

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Recreational usage

References cited

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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