SUSS-017927: Late Medieval or Post Medieval purse bar fragment

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PURSE

Unique ID: SUSS-017927

Object type certainty: Certain
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Fragment of a cast copper alloy purse frame. The frame fragment is V shaped in cross-section and has a slightly curved profile to it. One side is decorated with inscribed lines in scrolls and ovate patterns and possibly some lettering towards one end. The other has a two holes and part of a third in it through which the bag would have been sewn. It is 42.7mm long, 7.1mm wide and 5.5mm thick; it weighs 6.50 grams. Ward Perkins (1940:169) suggest metal framed purses become popular in towards the end of the 15th century and drop out of use by the end of the 16th.

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1475
Date to: AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.7 mm
Width: 7.1 mm
Thickness: 5.5 mm
Weight: 6.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st February 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
To be known as: Near Goring by Sea

Spatial coordinates


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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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