WILT-F47482: Unidentified object of possible medieval date

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Unique ID: WILT-F47482

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A copper alloy unidentified object of possible medieval date. The object appears to be incomplete and comprises a sharp spike 18.28mm long which broadens out into flanges 20.86mm wide. Above the flanges, the spike continues for 25.15mm and broadens to 17.73mm. The back of the object is similarly configured except that at the top 13.46mm from the flanges it curves forward into a lip and then back into a curve up to the front. It appears that the top of the front of the pin is incomplete and it may have extended into the section that curved round to retain the pin over a bar or it extended back to create a plate for attachment possibly to a strap allowing the spike to rotate. The object is undecorated. This object bears some similarity to a tongue from an early medieval Anglo-Saxon buckle possibly a 'shield-on-tongue' type which is in the shape of a violin or guitar.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1540

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.55 mm
Width: 20.86 mm
Thickness: 9.96 mm
Weight: 13.3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Alyson Tanner
Identified by: Mrs Alyson Tanner

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4272

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: Salisbury

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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