WILT-A472F5: Medieval crucifix

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Unique ID: WILT-A472F5

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A complete cast copper-alloy crucifix of probable medieval date. The top arm of the crucifix expands towards the tip and the terminal is convex, the terminal has a circular perforation for suspension. The lower arm of the crucifix also expands towards the tip with a curved terminal. The arms to the left and the right of the crucifix have bifoliate terminals. The depiction of christ is basic with a central worn circular projection depicting the head, two outstrenched arms are depicted as two ridges which both terminal in broadly oval projections. The legs are seperated by a shallow vertical incision and the feet are depicted as a single broadly circular projection. Simple drapery is visible as a transverse ridge along the centre of the body. The reverse is flat and undecorated.

It measures 33.20mm in length, 24.70mm wide, 1.9mm thick and weighs 2.98 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.2 mm
Width: 24.7 mm
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2.98 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4260

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Pitching Piece

Spatial coordinates

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 less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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