DUR-60F866: Anglo Saxon Thomas Class A, Type 2, Strap End

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Unique ID: DUR-60F866

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A copper alloy strap end dating to the Anglo Saxon period (750-1100). The object is parrallel sided, with only one decorated side. It comprises of a split end with a tapering shaft and a terminal. The split end has two circular rivet holes that still contain the rivets. One side of the terminal is decorated with geometric patterns enclosed in geometric boders. Starting from the split end, there is a raised cross enclosed in a hexagonal border, followed by a square border enclosing horizontal lines and closest to the tapered end are two raised circles. The object has been well preserved, although there is some general wear and tear and the silvering does not survive on the bottom of the object. It is dark green in colour and weighs 2.5g and measures 28.00mm in length and 8.15mm at its widest point. The object is 1.81mm in thick. The strap end can be categorised as Thomas Class A, Type 1.

Class: Thomas Class A, Type 1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 750
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28 mm
Width: 8.15 mm
Thickness: 1.81 mm
Weight: 2.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 30th June 2011 - Wednesday 8th February 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emma Morris
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Miss Emma Morris

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Malton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7872
Four figure Latitude: 54.13793
Four figure longitude: -0.807614
1:25K map: SE7872
1:10K map: SE77SE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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