CAM-ED4E38: Copper-alloy Chape

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CHAPE

Unique ID: CAM-ED4E38

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval to Post Medieval cast copper-alloy chape dating to c.1400-1600 . The chape is incomplete with only the front half remaining and missing its copper alloy sheet backing. The chape has a 'scallop' style body with a knop at its apex, measuring 3.24mm in height and 4.41mm wide, and a number of ribs radiating from a central trefoil perforation, measuring 7.44mm in length and 8.23mm wide. There is a horizontal rib before the upper rectangular half with a heart shaped perforation, measuring 7.41mm in length and 7.21mm wide, in the central area. The upper edge of the edge is crenulated. The chape has a weight of 7.74g; an overall height of 37.25mm and width of 27.08.

Other similar examples of this type of chape have been recorded on the database as GLO-898576; DENO-9DE706 AND BERK-9F9A83.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 37.25 mm
Weight: 7.74 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st December 2011 - Saturday 31st December 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Miss Samantha Matthews

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: South Cambridgeshire District

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: Thursday 12th January 2012
Updated: Monday 28th January 2013

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