SUR-83F3C5: Medieval: Book clasp

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BOOK FITTING

Unique ID: SUR-83F3C5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a medieval book clasp, of Howsam type A.4.2. The fragment comprises two separate plates joined by three rivets, one of which incorporates a pierced lug which projects from the upper surface. It would originally have had a hooked end, but this is now missing.

Similar book clasps were excavated at Battle Abbey (cf Hare 1985, esp. fig. 51, nos. 70-1).

Class: clasp
Sub class: Howsam type A.4.2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.33 mm
Width: 13.01 mm
Weight: 2.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th February 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Rotary/LP rally at East Stratton, Hants (20/02/2011)

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield
Identified by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 11-305

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Micheldever (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5439
Four figure Latitude: 51.147723
Four figure longitude: -1.229379
1:25K map: SU5439
1:10K map: SU53NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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