KENT-4A4756: Kent-4A4756. Medieval. Composite forked spacer. Strap-end. Front view.

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Unique ID: KENT-4A4756

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1270-1400. Copper alloy, cast, once large size, composite strap-end, forked spacer. Truncated Length 22.7mm, Width 20.1mm, Thickness 5.3mm, Weight 4.3g. Broken lower part of the spacer plate with acorn knop terminal. Worn with attractive dark green patina but surface corrosion on the forked spacer section which once was soldered on to the strap-end outer plates. Ref: Dress Accessories-Medieval Finds From Excavations in London 1150-1450, Geoff Egan & Francis Pritchard, London HMSO 1991, page 140-141 no. 648 & 651.


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1270
Date to: AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.7 mm
Width: 20.1 mm
Thickness: 5.3 mm
Weight: 4.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th June 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Geoff Burr
Identified by: Mr Geoff Burr

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Medway (Unitary Authority)
District: Medway (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Frindsbury Extra (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ7371
Four figure Latitude: 51.41162908
Four figure longitude: 0.48624068
1:25K map: TQ7371
1:10K map: TQ77SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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