SWYOR-BB72F0: Purse Slider : Medieval

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Unique ID: SWYOR-BB72F0

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper alloy purse loop of Post-medieval date (AD 1500-1700). The object consists of a bar with an upper and lower integral loop and small square, centrally situated projection on one side and a lower swivelling loop.

The lower loop is a sliding belt attachment, the lower aspect of which would have attached to two bars which would have provided the frame for a purse.

There are minor traces of gold gilding adhering to the surface of the pendant. The metal is a light green in colour with a dark brown patina.

Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Database Unique ID: SUR-9D48F7

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 85.75 mm
Width: 23.22 mm
Thickness: 8.38 mm
Weight: 40.08 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS 2095

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rotherham (Metropolitan District)
District: Rotherham (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Dinnington

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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