SF-BC7072: Wrist clasp

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Unique ID: SF-BC7072

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete silver sleeve or wrist clasp of Hines Class A, it measures 39.40mm by 18.36mm in size. Like all Class A wrist clasps this example consists of a lenght of wire, which is most commonly silver, which has its two ends rolled up towards each other in spirals. This example has four spirals on each side and the outer spiral has a diameter of 18.44mm. At the centre of the spirals standing alone there is a small loop, this is typical of a distinctive type which are found in England. A section is left inbetween the spirals from which, in this case, a hook element has been fashioned. This wrist clasp is very similar to one from Holywell Row, which Hines has dated, to the first half of the 6th century (Hines 11993, 4-11, figs 2-6 and 13).

Class: Hines Class A

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2003T375


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Date from: Circa AD 500
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49.4 mm
Width: 18.36 mm
Weight: 6.59 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st October 2003

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2003 T375
Treasure case number: 2003T375

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: Friday 7th November 2003
Updated: Friday 28th March 2014

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