IOW-226B7E: Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) Strap-end

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Unique ID: IOW-226B7E

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An incomplete, worn and misshapen Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) cast copper-alloy strap-end (900-1100). Thomas Class E, Type 2.

This openwork strap-end, convex at the front and flat at the rear, is in anthropomorphic style. When complete it would have been tongue shaped. The design at the front is very worn and represents a standing figure facing. The details on the face are missing. Both 'arms' are outstretched with the hands on hips. The legs are incomplete due to breaks. At the stepped attachment end are two incomplete rivet holes.

Height: 41.6mm; width: 21.4mm; thickness: 2.6mm. Weight: 8.76g.

The strap-end has a green patina overall and the breaks are old.

The strap-end is similar to a Class E, Type 2 (Thomas 2004: 2, ref: 26).

Thomas, G. 2004. Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age strap-ends 750-1100: Part 2. The Finds Research Group Datasheet 33. Finds Research Group AD 700-1700.

Class: Thomas Class E, Type 2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Exactly AD 900
Date to: Exactly AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 41.6 mm
Width: 21.4 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 8.76 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st December 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-1-19

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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