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KNIFE

Unique ID: SF6653

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

End-cap from a knife handle, made from copper alloy sheet. Hexagonal in section, it has one longitudinal soldered seam (with silvery solder visible) and flares from a minimum of 8 x 9 mm to a damaged and bent wider end. There are two wider panels separated by two pairs of narrower panels; each panel flares slightly to the wider end and is decorated with panels of engraved ornament within engraved borders. The narrower panels have geometric ornament; two concentric circles at either end (the outer circle partly cut off by the border) and two pairs of oblique grooves at the centre. The wider panels each have an engraved figure turned slightly to the left (as you look at it); each is bearded and has its left arm bent (the arm on the right as you look at it), and is wearing a long flowing garment. One appears to be nimbed (therefore a saint) but the other appears not to be. The identity of these figures is unclear. The end-cap dates to the 15th century.

Class: end cap

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1400
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24 mm
Width: 13.5 mm
Thickness: 10 mm
Weight: 2.44 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st June 2001

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: SUFFOLK BRADFIELD COMBUST WITH STANNINGFIELD

Spatial coordinates


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: SF
Created: Friday 24th August 2001
Updated: Friday 23rd March 2012

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