SF-BFE577: chape

Rights Holder: Suffolk County Council
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Unique ID: SF-BFE577

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Complete silver possible chape for which no exact parallel could be found. Formed from a hollow oval sectioned tapering piece of silver, which may have been cast as no join can now be seen, the tapering end curves one way and has a sharp pint. The open end is also unusual as it has small circular holes through it, through which there are a few surviving fragments of now brown thread. This object was therefore obviously attached to a larger object, possibly the rest of a knife scabbard via this thread.

Dimensions: 30.3mm in length, 10.6mm in width at open end and 0.6mm in width at terminal end, 2.13g in weight. Discussion: No parallel could be found for this object but its size and shape make use as a chape a possibility alternatively it could be some other strap fitting or strap end. Due to the undiagnostic nature of the find it cannot be securely dated to pre-1710 and as such falls outside the provisions of the Treasure Act 1996. Faye Minter

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T455


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Period to: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.3 mm
Width: 10.6 mm
Weight: 2.13 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2010T455

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Cavenham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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