SUR-E82C24: Medieval to post medieval: Purse frame fragment

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Unique ID: SUR-E82C24

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A fragment of a purse frame belonging to Ward Perkins' Class A2 purse bars, with an L-shaped section and one surviving attachment hole. The fragment has a hook at its terminal but this gives the impression of having been refashioned. Decoration comprises scrolls and possible letter forms inlaid with niello.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 102 mm
Weight: 9.59 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: B15-517

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with niello

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Hurstbourne Priors (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4347
Four figure Latitude: 51.22058407
Four figure longitude: -1.38567241
1:25K map: SU4347
1:10K map: SU44NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Updated: 3 years ago

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