YORYM-A4BDF3: Girdle Hanger : Medieval

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Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper-alloy girdle hanger of early Medieval date (AD 400-600). The fragment consists of an undecorated shaft with suspension loop integrally cast at one end and a partial perforation at the other, most of which is absent due to an old break. The reverse of the fragment contains a small central integrally cast channel giving the reverse a raised border effect.

The metal is a dark greenish brown in colour.

Length: 58.83mm, Width: 7.89mm, Thickness: 3.57mm, Weight: 7.60g.


The initial records and photographic images were taken at Bishop Burton 2011 Rally. We understand that the images fall below our usual standards, this however is due to the difficult conditions (predominantly the lack of ideal lighting conditions) under which they were taken. The recorder has done what is possible to raise the quality of the images before attaching them to the records.

As these finds were recorded at the Bishop Burton 2011 Rally, the individual recording them onto the PAS Database has not seen them and was not the primary identifier. Therefore for more in-depth, secondary identification, only the paper records written at the Rally and the photographic images were available to assist.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Date from: Circa AD 400
Date to: Exactly AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 58.83 mm
Width: 7.89 mm
Thickness: 3.57 mm
Weight: 7.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th September 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Bishop Burton 23rd to 25th Sep 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney
Secondary identifier: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Bishop Burton

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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