WMID-445557: Late Early Medieval: Strap distributor

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HARNESS FITTING

Unique ID: WMID-445557

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast copper alloy Early Medieval strap distributor for a horse harness fitting, circa 11th century. From a central boss, which is sub square in plan view with a convex face, extends two arms which are plano convex in section. Both arms have lozenge-shaped terminals with a large openwork oval. The maximum diameter of the ovals is 13.8mm. There is a rounded knop at each angle of the terminal. The reverse of the strap distributor is flat. The strap distributor has a dark brown colour and an undecorated and slightly abraded surface. Length: 65.00mm. Width: 24.28mm. Thickness at central knop: 7.59mm. Weight: 15.9g.

A comparable strap distributor is recorded under reference ESS-F9CD15.

Class: strap distributor

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 65 mm
Width: 24.28 mm
Thickness: 7.59 mm
Weight: 15.9 g

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Harlaston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2110
Four figure Latitude: 52.687287
Four figure longitude: -1.690768
1:25K map: SK2110
1:10K map: SK21SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Coastland

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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