LIN-673474: Early Medieval Class A Type 1 Hooked Tag

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HOOKED TAG

Unique ID: LIN-673474

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy early-medieval (AD c.600-c.1100) hooked tag, missing fragments from its corners and the tip of its hook. The hooked tag falls into Read's Class A, Type 1: Triangular/sub-triangular single sharp-hooked clasps. Similar hooked tags can be found in Read, 2008, Hooked-Clasps & Eyes, p.8, nos.11-18. Overall, it measures 25.2mm long, 13.9mm wide and 1.2mm thick. It weighs 1.41g. The hooked tag is undecorated but may have had an engrailed edge at the attachment end. Both attachment holes are broken.

Class: Class A
Sub class: Type 1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 600
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.2 mm
Width: 13.9 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.41 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2013

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: West Lindsey

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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