NMS-X0003X: Medieval chape

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Unique ID: NMS-X0003X

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Incomplete Medieval sword scabbard chape, upper part, all of one side and most of one face missing. Rounded terminal lobe, triangular aperture in triangular projection on less damaged face. Closely paralleled by examples from London (LMMC fig. 88 no. 1) and Wellingore, Lincolnshire (PAS LIN-24B041). Height >35mm. Estimated minimum width 39mm. Internal thickness 7.5mm. 14th century.


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1300
Date to: AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35 mm
Width: 39 mm
Thickness: 7.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st October 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Katherine Robbins
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Kirstead

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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