WILT-7F85E6: Medieval strap-end

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STRAP END

Unique ID: WILT-7F85E6

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy Medieval (1250-1450) composite strap-end, consisting of the incomplete forked spacer only. It has an acorn-type knop terminal and one arm of the spacer is incomplete. The knop is flattish in cross-section.

The spacer measures 50.62mm in length and max. 16.88mm in width at the end of the broken arm. Both faces of the arms carry traces of silvery solder. The knop (oval 'nut' in a tapering oval-sectioned 'cup') measures 13.19x6.68x4.36mm. The object weighs 3.5g.

Composite strap-ends with forked spacers from London date to between the late 13th century and middle of the 15th century (Egan 1991).

Class: Composite

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.19 mm
Width: 6.68 mm
Thickness: 4.36 mm
Weight: 3.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st May 2012 - Saturday 16th June 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Wiltshire Heritage Museum Entry Form No.1460

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Urchfont

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 6 years ago
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