WILT-3ED81B: Medieval to post-medieval unidentified object

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Unique ID: WILT-3ED81B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of copper alloy unidentified object probably dating to the medieval or post-medieval periods, AD c1350-c1700. The fragment comprises a short section which is sub-square in profile at both ends, with one end smaller than the other. Both ends have evidence that they are incomplete. At the larger profile end, there is a worn groove that slopes out to a wider section. This section curves round and has evidence of transverse cut lines, which may be decorative but their lack of geometry suggests they are wear marks. On the outer side of the curve just beyond the transverse cut lines, there is a raised rib before the object narrows. Along the outer edge of the curved object there is a wide groove which terminates at the worn sloping groove. There is also some evidence of a groove across the smaller end of the object. This object may be a fragment from an annular or penannular brooch or buckle, alternatively it may be part of a knife end stop or a purse bar.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.03 mm
Width: 7.04 mm
Thickness: 6.75 mm
Weight: 1.96 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Alyson Tanner
Identified by: Mrs Alyson Tanner

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4505

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Luckington

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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

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