SUSS-360447: Unidentified item

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STRAP END

Unique ID: SUSS-360447

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

Two copper alloy rings, formed of a double loop of square sectioned wire the ends and middle of which are attached to each other and to the top of a knop. The knop has a circular top to which the wire is attached below which is a constriction then a oval terminal. Both the loops and terminal are complete with no breaks suggesting it was suspended from another obect through the loops. It is 20.1mm long, 16.6mm wide and the wire is 1.2mm thick; it weighs 1.06 grams.

It is unclear what this is from. The finder has suggested a parallel with a wire looped terminal on a Medieval strap end recorded in Read (1995:64 no.327) dated to c.1350-1400 AD. However the loops are seperate in that example and not both attached to the terminal knop. The form of knop on this example is also more common on Post Medieval objects.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.1 mm
Width: 16.6 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.06 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 17th July 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Mr Norman Wright
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Near Winchester

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Read, B. 1995 History Beneath our Feet (1995) Ipswich Anglia Publishing 64 327

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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