BUC-B7EF37: Fitting?

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Unique ID: BUC-B7EF37

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy fitting with three transversely perforated lugs, probably a book clasp of Howsam type A.1.2. The main part of the object consists of a beast's head, with two of the lugs springing from a flatter area across the back of the animal's head. The third comes from the snout of the creature and is perhaps itself another smaller animal head. The beast has incised curly hair on the top of the head, rather roughly moulded eyes, and a short snout. The reverse of the object is undecorated and has a depression 2.5mm in diameter.

This is the first example of a type A.1.2 clasp recorded on the PAS database.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Class: clasp
Sub class: Howsam type A.1.2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1066
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.56 mm
Width: 10.07 mm
Weight: 5.74 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 30th April 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: Thame

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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