LVPL-4EFB71: Cast copper alloy Early Medieval zoomorphic strap-end, 9/10th century in date.

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Unique ID: LVPL-4EFB71

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Cast copper alloy zoomorphic terminal, probably a box fitting, 11/12th century in date. The object is broken. It seems to represent the head of a an animal with the face, eyes and nose visible. The eyes are two concave circles. The nose is represented by a rise at the end of the face. At the end of the nose is a circular termial, with a circular perforation, possibly for attachment. The object has a semi-circular cross section which is bigger at the head of the animal.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32 mm
Width: 7 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 3.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd September 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: South Cave (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9029
Four figure Latitude: 53.749609
Four figure longitude: -0.636651
1:25K map: SE9029
1:10K map: SE92NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: LVPL
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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