DEV-2CB814: DEV-2CB814 STRAP END

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STRAP END

Unique ID: DEV-2CB814

Object type certainty: Certain
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Early Medieval copper alloy strap end. The strap end is Thomas Class A; type 2, with a tapering plate, split attachment end and zoomorphic terminal (Gabor Thomas, 2003, FRG Datasheet 32). The geometric incised decoration on the front of the plate is worn, but appears to be in the form of four diamonds, each arranged with its point to the centre, as if forming four 'petals'. The animal-head terminal is difficult to discern due to wear, but a pair of ears, or possibly eyes are visible. At the end of the terminal are two small holes, possibly representing nostrils. The two copper alloy rivets are intact at the split attachment end. Date: 9th century. Dimensions: 29 mm x 10 mm x 1.2 mm.

Class: Thomas Class A, Type 2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29 mm
Width: 10 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th May 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Danielle Wootton
Identified by: Danielle Wootton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Teignbridge (District)
Parish or ward: Ashburton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX7670
Four figure Latitude: 50.516615
Four figure longitude: -3.750395
1:25K map: SX7670
1:10K map: SX70SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Discovery circumstances: Whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: DEV
Created: Thursday 6th May 2010
Updated: Friday 28th March 2014

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