SUR-5DDB85: Medieval: Strap end

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Unique ID: SUR-5DDB85

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a medieval copper alloy strap end; the terminal is missing and the complete strap end would have been of composite construction. What survives is part of one plate which is slightly tapering and has a hollow attachment end with a circular aperture and two rivet holes. The plate is inscribed with a panel containing black letter script but this is difficult to read. What seems to be present are the letter lb[...]. The field between the letters is infilled with zigzags. The reverse is covered in file marks arranged diagonally.

Inscription: lb[...]

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.96 mm
Width: 24.59 mm
Weight: 5.24 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: B14-627

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Bampton and Clanfield (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2802
Four figure Latitude: 51.71603489
Four figure longitude: -1.5961078
1:25K map: SP2802
1:10K map: SP20SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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