LEIC-49F458: Post medieval copper alloy hasp

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Unique ID: LEIC-49F458

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy and gilt mount, probably the hasp of a book, 43mm long and 36mm wide. The overall shape is rectangular but the edges have cut away pieces which give a zig zag edge, which is scalloped. The surface is decorated with diamond shapes which cover the whole surface exept the centre which has a flower motif. The scalloped edge is picked out with a beaded border and there is a punched hole at one end which is surrounded by linear beading. Gilding is present on most of its surface, but its worn and the area surrounding the loop is cracking. Probably dates to the post medieval period.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1500
Date to: AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43 mm
Width: 36 mm
Thickness: 1 mm

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Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Gold
Decoration method: Incised
Decoration style: Linear
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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