HAMP-2E86B2: Late early-medieval bridle fitting

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BRIDLE BIT

Unique ID: HAMP-2E86B2

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. Its breaks are very worn.
The cheekpiece consists of a long tapering projection ending in a rounded knob, and at the other end extending into an openwork design of two narrower projections around two semi-circular holes, probably missing a third where it has broken off at its base. Behind is a projecting lobe to either side.
The object is rectangular in cross-section with a purpley-brown/ green patina and rough to the touch. The knob is spherical and measures 7.1mm in diameter and 6.5mm thick. The fragment measures 45.8mm in incomplete length, 25.7mm in max. width, 6.5mm in max.thickness (the plate being max.5.4mm thick) and weighs 17.24g.

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.8 mm
Width: 25.7 mm
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Weight: 17.24 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2015 - Wednesday 8th April 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Museums Entry Form 4265

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: New Forest (District)
To be known as: Damerham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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