SF-53A3D8: Wrist clasp

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Unique ID: SF-53A3D8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

One half of a copper-alloy sleeve/wrist clasp. The possible hook or catch element of this wirst clasp is now missing so it is no longer clear which half of it we have. This wrist clasp is of Hines Form B18 (1993, 59-62).

It consists of a bar only, measuring 38.9mm in length and with a rear edge shaped with four cojoined rounded knobs. The bar measures 5.9mm in width alone and 13.9mm including the shaped rear edge. Inbetween the bases of each rounded knob, there are three circular lugs for sewing, each measuring 2.5mm in diameter. The front face of the bar is decorated with transverse grooves. No decoration can be seen on the shaped rear edge. The back face is smooth and undecorated.

This wrist clasp is Anglo-Saxon and late 5th or 6th century in date.

Class: Hines Form B18

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Ascribed Culture:
Date from: Circa AD 450
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.9 mm
Width: 13.9 mm
Weight: 5.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st December 2003

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Freckenham

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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