GLO-8C3081: strap junction

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Unique ID: GLO-8C3081

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Cast copper alloy strap junction length 30mm, width 18mm, thickness 5mm, weight 1.96g. This is a copper alloy plate (1mm thick) with two rivet holes, one still retains a copper alloy rivet. At one end is the remains of a loop (3.3mm in diameter) that would have formed a penannular. This would have had a parallel plate at the other end of the pennanular, the two plates would have been riveted together sandwiching a strap in the centre. There would have most likely been a ring within the loop. such strap junction are known from the Early Medieval Period, such as the two found in grave B68 at Beckford cemetery which were made of iron and dated to the 6th century (Evison and Hill 87, 188) and three examples that were found in Flixborough and dated to the 9th century (Evans & Loveluck, 2009, 23-24).

Evans D. H. and Loveluck. C, 2009, Life and Economy at Early Medieval Flixborough, c. AD 600-1000: The Artefact Evidence, Oxbow.
Evison,V I and Hill P, 1996, Two Anglo-Saxon Cemeteries at Beckford, Hereford and Worcester, CBA Research Report 103

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Post AD 600
Date to: Ante AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 18 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 1.96 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st June 2010 - Saturday 30th April 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 4325

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Tewkesbury (District)
To be known as: North Gloucestershire

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: GLO
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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