BERK-E24505: SwordScabbardChape

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Unique ID: BERK-E24505

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn cast copper alloy Medieval to Post-medieval sword scabbard chape. It has a recessed edge, and is now bent. There is the remains of possible decoration-either a trefoil or possibly fleur-de-lys in openwork. Probably 15th-16th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32 mm
Width: 15.45 mm
Thickness: 7.85 mm
Weight: 7.67 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 11th September 2010

Rally details.

This object was found at West Hanney 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Michael Byard
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Y609

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: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: West Hanney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3992
Four figure Latitude: 51.625472
Four figure longitude: -1.438006
1:25K map: SU3992
1:10K map: SU39SE
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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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