WILT-18BC76: Late Medieval/ Early Post-Medieval dagger chape

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SWORD

Unique ID: WILT-18BC76

Object type certainty: Certain
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Late Medieval/ Early Post-Medieval copper alloy sword or dagger openwork chape, complete with separate sheet copper alloy backplate. It measures 34.68x23.94x7.20mm and (filled with mud) weighs 7.02g. The chape is U-shaped with an openwork heart at its centre. Its open end is cut in a semi-circle and flanked by a curving rib. The sheet backplate is 0.34mm thick. Late 15th/ 16th century in date.

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1400
Date to: AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.68 mm
Width: 23.94 mm
Thickness: 7.2 mm
Weight: 7.02 g
Diameter: 23.46 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st August 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
District: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Chiseldon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1780
Four figure Latitude: 51.518667
Four figure longitude: -1.756388
1:25K map: SU1780
1:10K map: SU18SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: Friday 23rd October 2009
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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