SUSS-01A7F6: Late Medieval or Post Medieval purse bar fragment

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Unique ID: SUSS-01A7F6

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End fragment from the side bar of a late Medieval - early Post Medieval purse bar frame (1450-1550 AD). The bar is hexagonal with an old break at one end. The other end terminates in a large oval knop with a collar between it and the bar. It appears to be made of a high tin alloy with lead. It is 32.3mm long, the knop is 10.5mm in diameter and the bar 5.9mm; it weighs 5.78 grams.


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1450
Date to: AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.3 mm
Weight: 5.78 g
Diameter: 10.5 mm

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: Tin or tin 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

General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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1 comment

  • David Williams wrote @ 21:06:21 on the 14th February 2011.

    I don't know what this is but suspect it's post medieval. It is not purse-related, being of lead alloy. Can it be re-classified as Unidentified please

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Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: Wednesday 30th July 2008
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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