IOW-2108B7: Medieval Composite Strap-end (forked spacer)

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STRAP END

Unique ID: IOW-2108B7

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Medieval copper-alloy forked spacer for a composite strap-end (c. 1350-c. 1400).

It has a plain acorn knop with a collar dividing the acorn element from the two prongs. The incomplete prongs are flat and rectangular in cross-section and have a thickness of 1.8mm.

This spacer is partially corroded and drab green with patches of a dark green patina. The breaks are old.

Height: 29.7mm; width: 15.4mm; thickness: 4.6mm. Weight: 1.88g.

A very similar spacer has been found in London and dated c.1350-c. 1400 (Egan and Pritchard 1991:144, fig. 94, ref: 680).

Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. 1991. Dress Accessories: Medieval finds from excavations in London: 3. London: HMSO.

Class: Composite
Sub class: Forked spacer

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 29.7 mm
Width: 15.4 mm
Thickness: 4.6 mm
Weight: 1.88 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - Wednesday 22nd April 2015

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: IOW2015-1-231

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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