WAW-96DC36: Early Medieval strap end.

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STRAP END

Unique ID: WAW-96DC36

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An early Medieval cast copper alloy strap end. The strap end has two components, a long tapering shaft and a flat trapezoid which is the widest terminal and forms a '>' shape in profile. This terminal is abraded and is probably incomplete as the rivet holes are not visible. The shaft is sub-oval in section, and tapers to a slightly moulded probably zoomorphic terminal. The surface of the strap end is heavily abraded and the original surface has gone, therefore any potenital decoration is not visible. The strap end measures 46.32mm long, 7.2mm wide and 3.97mm thick. It weighs 4.3g.

Thomas (Thomas, G. 2003 'Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age Strap Ends 750-1100: Part I' Finds Research Group AD 700-1700 Datasheet 32) classifies these type of strap ends as Class B. Class B Type 1 has a similar zoomorphic terminal to the recorded example. Class B Type 2 has a Trewhiddle designed panel on the wedge-shaped split component, but the shaft is undecorated and the zoomorphic terminal is not similar in style. Class B Type 3 has a Trewhiddle designed panel on the wedge-shaped split component and decoration on the shaft, but this decoration is a series of scrolls. The recorded example is probably one of Thomas's Class B Types 1, 2 and 3 and probably dates to the 9th century.

Class: Thomas Class B, Type 1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 46.32 mm
Width: 7.2 mm
Thickness: 3.97 mm
Weight: 4.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st December 2010 - Thursday 27th January 2011

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Rugby (District)
Parish or ward: Bourton and Draycote (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4370
Four figure Latitude: 52.326417
Four figure longitude: -1.370478
1:25K map: SP4370
1:10K map: SP47SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Thomas, G. 2003 Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-age strap-ends 750-1100. Part 2 Finds Research Group 700-1700

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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