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STRAP END

Unique ID: SF5247

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Unusual and hard-to-date strap-end made from copper alloy. The attachment end is broken off, and the strap-end now consists only of one sheet 27.5 mm long, decorated on one face with five ring-and-dot motifs, tapering from 9 mm wide at the broken end to 8 mm wide at the narrower end which has two curved cut-outs at the corners. Off centre, between the ring-and-dot at the narrow end and its neighbour, is a small copper-alloy rivet which cuts through the ring. This strap-end is certainly post-Roman, and may be early Anglo-Saxon; it is not middle or late Anglo-Saxon, but may be medieval.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 410
Date to: AD 1540

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.5 mm
Width: 9 mm
Weight: 1.42 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st March 2001

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Other reference numbers

Other reference: No. 2903

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: SUFFOLK CODDENHAM

Spatial coordinates


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: SF
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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