LEIC-AE3855: early Medieval copper alloy strap end

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Unique ID: LEIC-AE3855

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Early Medieval copper alloy strap end, 25mm long, 16mm wide and 2mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 3.13grams. The object is rectangular in form and section and is decorated with interlace decoration which resembles 'vertebral ring chain' a variant of Viking Borre decoration.


The object matches Thomas Clas E 4, late ninth and tenth centuries, fig 30.

Class: Thomas Class E, Type 4

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: Circa AD 875
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25 mm
Width: 16 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 3.13 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 16th October 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District)
Parish or ward: Osbaston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK4104
Four figure Latitude: 52.632212
Four figure longitude: -1.395651
1:25K map: SK4104
1:10K map: SK40SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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1 comment

  • nick bibby wrote @ 09:51:39 on the 30th May 2010.

    This is Borre ring chain interlace from the mid viking period

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