LEIC-ACBA86: post medieval copper alloy book fitting

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Unique ID: LEIC-ACBA86

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A Post-Medieval copper alloy incomplete book clasp and attached binding strip. The strip consists on a long piece of metal folded in two. The remains of leather can still be seen in the gap, confirming that the strip was probably attached to the edge of a book cover. In the centre is a hinge from which a clasp extends. This has notched edges and is pierced with a small circular hole at the end, which would have met the second part of the clasp on the other side of the book. Its construction suggests a Post-Medieval date

Length: 62.2mm, width: 36.0mm, weight: 3.92g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Exactly AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 62.2 mm
Width: 36 mm
Weight: 3.92 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 3rd May 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
District: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Rutland

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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