LVPL-01B0D2: Cast copper alloy Early Medieval harness fitting.

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Unique ID: LVPL-01B0D2

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Cast copper alloy Early Medieval harness fitting. It is in three pieces but when complete is a cross-shape. Two of the arms have broken off, the ends remain but some of the middle section is missing. The estimated measurement when complete is 42mm. The main piece measures 29.29mm by 29.03mm in its present state. In the centre of the cross is a raised hollow dome which is 5.99mm high. Each arm ends in a trilobe shape, the central lobe having a rivet in the middle.


Kevin Leahy has seen an image of this finds and comments 'While I haven’t seen anything that looks exactly like this piece all of its elements (the lily like terminals and the lines resembling ties across the object) can be paralleled on eleventh century metalwork.'


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 8.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st March 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Aston Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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