LON-2A13B3: An incomplete post medieval cooper alloy book-clasp dating AD 1550-1800.

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BOOK FITTING

Unique ID: LON-2A13B3

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An incomplete post medieval cooper alloy book-clasp dating AD 1550-1800. The object is formed of two plates of sheet copper alloy. The front plate is rectangular with a fantail at one end and a hooked projection in the centre of the opposite end. The back plate is of the same shape but without the hooked projection. There are two rivet holes at the fantail end and a single rivet hole at the other on both plates. The rivets are still in situ. The front plate has a rounded indentation in the centre of the fan edge with a linear moulded decoration running down the centre of the object, from the indentation to the single rivet hole. The object is otherwise undecorated.

There is some damage to the fan-tail end on both plate and further damage to the opposite edge on the back plate. There is no evidence of any of the book being preserved between the two plates. Similar styles of book-clasp can be found in Margeson (1993, nos. 452-454) though none have the same decoration. These date from AD 1550-1800.

Dimensions: length: 38.82 mm; width: 21.96 mm; thickness: 3.90 mm; weight: 5.13g.

Reference: Margeson, S.1993. Norwich Households: The Medieval and Post-Medieval Finds From Norwich Survey Excavations 1971-1978. East Anglian Archaeology Report No. 58.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.82 mm
Width: 21.96 mm
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Weight: 5.13 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Ben Paites
Identified by: Mr Ben Paites

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
Parish or ward: South Heighton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4701
Four figure Latitude: 50.78993748
Four figure longitude: 0.08418551
1:25K map: TQ4701
1:10K map: TQ40SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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