NMS-36BE50: Medieval lace chape

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Unique ID: NMS-36BE50

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Lower part of a large Medieval possible lace chape with a butt seam and crimped closed end. Length >38mm. Diameter 7mm. cf. Dress Accessories 290, fig. 188. 13th – 14th century.


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1200
Date to: AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38 mm
Diameter: 7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2008 - Friday 29th February 2008

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. 1991 Dress Accessories, c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) (1991) London Stationery Office Books

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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