ESS-E5F408: Medieval Purse Bar

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Unique ID: ESS-E5F408

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A fragment of a nutcraker arm (1300-1600). It is sub rectangular with a circular cross section. It slightly tapers to the terminal which is decorated with an acorn shaped knop. The other end is flattened on one side to create a D shapped cross section. There is a break running across this end. The flattened end is decorated on both sides with a series of incised grooves and raised ridges. On the convex side there are two grooves and two ridges running parallel and next to the break. On the flattened side there are at least six ridges running parallel to the break until they meet the cylindrical shaft. The fragment measures 72mm in length.

For a similar example see SUR-A5AD63


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Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 72 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th March 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sophie Flynn
Identified by: Mr David W Williams
Secondary identifier: Miss Sarah R Deacon

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's Reference 045-A0022

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
To be known as: Chignall

Spatial coordinates

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

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Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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