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Unique ID: BERK-2D8C32

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A incomplete copper alloy Early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) strap end of Thomas Class A Type 1. The strap end is formed from one piece of copper alloy and had a split end where the strap would have been inserted and secured. Only the rear half of the strap end survives; some of the Trewhiddle style design survives, depicting an entwined animal that is hard to define. The strap end narrows as it extends through the design. but it is broken further of this point where it would have terminated in a zoomorphic snout. This type of strap end is one of the most common styles, and dates from c. AD 750-950.

Class: Thomas Class A, Type 1 (probably)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Exactly AD 750
Date to: Exactly AD 950

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.67 mm
Width: 11.7 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 2.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2012 - Friday 13th January 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2011.632

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ipsden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6385
Four figure Latitude: 51.560371
Four figure longitude: -1.092597
1:25K map: SU6385
1:10K map: SU68NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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