STAFFS-5139F1: Staffordshire hoard, Sword hilt plate fragment, not cleaned

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SWORD

Unique ID: STAFFS-5139F1

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Plain silver fragment, probably from a sword hilt plate.

Class: Hilt plate tray

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T394

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.3 mm
Width: 20.3 mm
Thickness: 4.7 mm
Weight: 5.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th July 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Morn Capper
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: US 049 StH522
Treasure case number: 2009T394

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
To be known as: Staffordshire

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: STAFFS
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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