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BOOK FITTING

Unique ID: SF-93AF86

Object type certainty: Certain
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A sheet copper alloy Post Medieval book clasp, 1550-1700 AD. It is complete but bent and folded, damaged whilst in the ground. It is a rectangular plate, the central section having indented edges. There is a ring and dot at the centre of the plate, and the upper surface is covered with tiny circular stamps. These are arranged in bands of two rows at each short edge and then randomly across the clasp. There are also tiny sun motif stamps, punched dots and rocker decoration. There is a curved hook at the centre of one short edge, and a curved hinge at the other which may contain the remains of a pin. The clasp measures 33.47mm in its present, compacted state, but is estimated to have been 35.9mm in length. It is 19.3mm in width and weighs 6.49g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.9 mm
Width: 19.3 mm
Weight: 6.49 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: From 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

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Audit data

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

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