WILT-A29664: Probably Medieval Unidentified object

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Unique ID: WILT-A29664

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy unidentified object of uncertain date, measuring 25.49mm in incomplete length and weighing 7.43g. It consists of a globular terminal 11.44x10.95mm in 'diameter' and roughly 10mm tall. Extending from this is a slightly curving D-shaped in section strip, 5.64x3.30mm at the (old) break.

The object resembles a split strap-end of probable Medieval date (1100-1500), except for the fact that the split end is missing. It seems unlikely this would extend beyond the break. Examples of this type of strap-end can be seen on this database (eg.HAMP-C88A50, SF-264006). Although probably Medieval in date, some are though to be Late Early-Medieval, perhaps as early as the 8th century AD (see for example NMS-A59A63, NMS-F1E456 or NMS-EFA978).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.49 mm
Weight: 7.43 g
Diameter: 11.44 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 26th November 2009 - Thursday 28th January 2010

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST6869
Four figure Latitude: 51.419103
Four figure longitude: -2.461573
1:25K map: ST6869
1:10K map: ST66NE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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