HAMP-73082E: Late early-medieval bridle fitting

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BRIDLE BIT

Unique ID: HAMP-73082E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of late early-medieval (1000-1100) copper alloy bridle cheek-piece of Williams Type 2. It consists of long tapering projection ending in a rounded knob, and at the other end extending into an openwork design of three narrower projections around two semi-circular holes. The breaks at each arm are worn and old.
The object is trapezoidal in cross-section, being flat to the underside with several grooves and rough to the touch. The object otherwise has a dark brown/ green, smooth and shiny patina. the edges are cut on a slight angle. The fragment measures 36.59mm in incomplete length, 23.63mm in max. width, 5.36mm in thickness and weighs 11.15g.

Class: cheekpiece
Sub class: Williams Type 2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.59 mm
Width: 23.63 mm
Thickness: 5.36 mm
Weight: 11.15 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 23rd August 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Winchester Museums Entry Form 3830

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
To be known as: Midhurst

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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