SUSS-3630E5: Post Medieval book clasp

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BOOK FITTING

Unique ID: SUSS-3630E5

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

A hook piece from a copper alloy Post Medieval (c.1550-1750) book clasp. It is a sub-rectangular piece of copper alloy sheet, with a slightly flared attachment end. At the opposite end is a curved hook (3.6mm wide) the end of which is missing. Below this the main body of the clasp is 9.0mm in width, 9.1mm at the attachment end. At the centre of the attachment end is a perforation through the upper surface for a rivet, now missing. Towards the hook end there is stamped decoration within two fields delineated by transverse zigzag lines. Each field is filled with an 'eye' shaped object: a pointed oval within which is an oval containing a pellet (nearest the hook) or a cinquefoil. This artefact has a dark red-brown colour with patches of light-green and off-white corrosion product. It has been bent in profile.

Class: clasp

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.5 mm
Height: 2.3 mm
Width: 9.1 mm
Thickness: 0.55 mm
Weight: 0.81 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 31st May 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
To be known as: Near Chichester

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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