IOW-7D1643: IOW-7D164 Medieval to post-Medieval Scabbard Chape

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Unique ID: IOW-7D1643

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a Medieval to post-Medieval scabbard chape, probably for a dagger (c. 1450-c. 1600). This is the bottom part of a chape. It is 'U'-shaped in plan, convex at the front and has a rounded knop at the base. Close to the top, just beneath the ragged transverse break, there is a prominent horizontal rib. Part of the separate copper-alloy back has survived and is in poor condition. The knop is flat at the back. This object has a mid-green patina. 26.8 x 20.7 x 4.3mm. Weight: 4.09g. A similar and more complete chape has been published and dated late 15th-16th century (Read 2001: 84, ref: 686).

Class: Dagger chape

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.8 mm
Width: 20.7 mm
Thickness: 4.3 mm
Weight: 4.09 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st February 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-2-50

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

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Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Sunday 13th February 2011
Updated: Monday 21st March 2011

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