LEIC-C2D7C4: Medieval copper alloy harness hook

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HARNESS HOOK

Unique ID: LEIC-C2D7C4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval copper alloy harness hook, 66mm long, 11mm wide and thick and weighing 19.78grams.

The object consists of a circular cross-sectioned 'conical' terminal which has a zoomorphic head, suggestive of a dog. Protruding from the base of the terminal is a circular cross-sectioned shaft which tapers slightly in width and becomes flatter. This has a slight bend to it, other examples found have the shaft formed into a hook. A similar example, with gilding was found in Gilmorton, Leics. see LEIC-B07231.

These objects have been dated to 1200-1450 by Brian Read, see SOM-E27044

see also HAMP-38CB03, BH-A84E16, SWYOR-109B06, SF-0D38B5

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 66 mm
Width: 11 mm
Thickness: 11 mm
Weight: 19.78 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: Erewash (District)
Parish or ward: Breaston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK4631
Four figure Latitude: 52.87451238
Four figure longitude: -1.31800171
1:25K map: SK4631
1:10K map: SK43SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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