NARC-CD7AA2: CD7AA2

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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BOOK FITTING

Unique ID: NARC-CD7AA2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Medieval book clasp made from one piece of copper alloy sheet folded in half. Square at one end, with a single copper-alloy rivet to hold the clasp onto a strap. In the centre is a hollow dome with a hole on the reverse to fit over a peg on the opposite cover of the book. There is then a narrow projecting terminal which is wide at the fold, to accommodate something like a cord to help in pulling the clasp off the peg. The reverse is flat. This is a fairly crude type of book clasp.

Class: clasp
Sub class: Howsam type A.8.4

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1100
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28 mm
Width: 10 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 1.81 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2009

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
To be known as: Northamptonshire area

Spatial coordinates


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: NARC
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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