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WILT-F3AAB8: Medieval Strap-end

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Unique ID: WILT-F3AAB8

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy strap-end of Medieval date (1250-1400), missing one of its rectangular plates. It measures 19.68mm in length, 11.28mm in max.width/ diameter and weighs 5.84g.

The strap-end has a globular end (11.28x10.88x10.46mm) from which extends a split attachment end formed of rectangular plates (one of which is missing). The surviving plate measures 8.40x5.45x1.31mm and has broken across the rivet hole at its end.

The strap-end has lost its original patina and is brown/ purple in colour.

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: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.68 mm
Width: 11.28 mm
Weight: 5.84 g
Diameter: 11.28 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Salisbury Museum Enq.3362

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: New Forest (District)
To be known as: Rockbourne

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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