SWYOR-4A2F62: Bronze age chape

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Unique ID: SWYOR-4A2F62

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Late Bronze Age scabbard chape, relating to the family of tongue-shaped chapes and dating to between 1100-800 BC. The chape would have fitted onto the end of a sword scabbard. The mouth of the chape is diamond shaped and this tapers to join a larger circular, flat terminal. About two thirds of the way down the chape are two small circular perforations on each side, possibly for riveting to the scabbard. The chape is undecorated and in good condition. The object weighs 46g and measures 64.46mm in length and 28.35mm in width (across the chape mouth).


Finder sent the chape to the British Museum where it was identified in October 1995.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1100 BC
Date to: 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 64.46 mm
Width: 28.35 mm
Weight: 46 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1995

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Marshall
Identified by: Mr James Robinson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Darrington

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Woodland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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