ESS-330CD8: ESS-330CD8 Early Medieval escutcheon

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Unique ID: ESS-330CD8

Object type certainty: Certain
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Early Medeival cast copper alloy escutcheon or mount. It is circular in plan, with the upper surface decorated with a cast design of a central boss surrounded by seven running spirals within a border of two concentric rings. There are two rivet holes located just inside these rings, ans a possible third rivet hole. The reverse is plain and undecroated and the edge is damaged. It is 36.88mm in diameter, 3.18mm thick and weighs 16.85 grams. It has a dark brown patina with traces of gilt in the recessed areas.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 500
Date to: AD 700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.18 mm
Weight: 16.85 g
Diameter: 36.88 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 24th August 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OEF 5906

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
Parish or ward: Kelvedon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL8617
Four figure Latitude: 51.820662
Four figure longitude: 0.697355
1:25K map: TL8617
1:10K map: TL81NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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  • Terrence Alan Mallison wrote @ 11:17:57 on the 30th March 2010.

    It was a pleasure to find and record this with Laura McLean and it is probably one of my finest pieces to date.

  • terry mallison wrote @ 19:35:51 on the 30th April 2010.

    Returned to the land owner. It made my day to see him showing it to other people nearby.

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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