NMS-5A7B07: Medieval Book Fitting

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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BOOK FITTING

Unique ID: NMS-5A7B07

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval gilt copper alloy looped element of a book clasp with an integral rectangular loop for the missing plate at the proximal end, a central hole and a stylised animal-head and transverse hole at the distal end. On the front face a trapezoidal concave-sided cell inlaid with red enamel surrounds the central hole. The cell is set within an engraved frame. Both sides are followed by engraved lines and there is further similar but rather worn decoration on the reverse. The functions of the two holes has been explained by Egan (1998, 279). 34 x 14.5mm. Thickness 1.5 - 7mm. 13th century.

Finder's no. 1.

Class: clasp
Sub class: Howsam type A.1.3

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34 mm
Width: 14.5 mm
Thickness: 7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 9th April 2013 - Monday 13th May 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Rogerson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 31175
Other reference: KLMD052013

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: West Acre (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF7716
Four figure Latitude: 52.712709
Four figure longitude: 0.618815
1:25K map: TF7716
1:10K map: TF71NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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