SF-6AB7E1: purse bar fragment

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Unique ID: SF-6AB7E1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy Medieval purse bar fragment. It is the central box, perforated longitudinally through the centre which would have held a swivelling loop. It also includes two short lengths of projecting arms both of which are heavily moulded, the decoration suggesting abstract animal head terminals. The central 'box' is incised all over with cross-hatched lines on one side, but with only a pair of parallel lines on the other.The top of the box is flat, and the lower terminal has curving shoulder sloping inwards. The purse bar fragment measures 43.57mm in length, 16.46mm in width, 10.43mm in thickness and weighs 22.74g. A date from the fifteenth to sixteen th century for this type of purse is suggested.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.57 mm
Width: 16.46 mm
Thickness: 10.43 mm
Weight: 22.74 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Jane Carr
Identified by: Mrs Jane Carr

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Sutton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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