STAFFS-EA1EF2: A silver hilt plate

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SWORD

Unique ID: STAFFS-EA1EF2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver fragment of what is possibly a hilt plate. Shows evidence for a brittle fracture.

Class: Hilt plate

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T394

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 11.2 mm
Width: 9.8 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th July 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: BA
Treasure case number: 2009T394

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
To be known as: Staffordshire

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Controlled archaeological investigation
Current location: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: STAFFS
Created: 8 years ago

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