BERK-A70390: Early-medieval strap end: Anglo-Scandinavian strap end

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Unique ID: BERK-A70390

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A cast copper alloy Anglo-Scandinavian zoomorphic strap end, dating from the 9th to 11th century. The strap end is of Thomas Class A Type 1. The strap end has a panel decorated with the design of a beast which has a pointed tail crouching or sitting with its head turned back over its shoulder. The strap end is slightly bent and does not retain its rivets but is otherwise in good condition.

Class: Thomas Class A, Type 1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian style
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 1066

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.62 mm
Width: 11.38 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 2.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2001 - Thursday 12th August 2010

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2010.609

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Zoomorphic
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3971
Four figure Latitude: 51.436662
Four figure longitude: -1.440325
1:25K map: SU3971
1:10K map: SU37SE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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