SOM-89DFD4: Early Medieval harness fitting

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HARNESS FITTING

Unique ID: SOM-89DFD4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete Early Medieval copper alloy harness fitting, dating to the period c.AD 1000-1100. The fitting comprises a circular loop, D shaped in cross section, with a circular central aperture measuring 11.65mm. A tapering integral shaft protrudes from one side, also D shaped in cross section, and terminates in a worn break. The harness fitting is undecorated, is a little worn and has a red-brown patina on the surface.

The harness fitting measures 28.90mm in length, 18.93mm in width at the loop and 6.52mm in width at the arm, 3.63mm in thickness. It weighs 6.74g.

Similar examples on the database are SF-CAFFF9 and IOW-042F4C.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.9 mm
Width: 18.93 mm
Thickness: 3.63 mm
Weight: 6.74 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st March 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SHC receipt no. 017190

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: West Somerset (District)
To be known as: Withycombe

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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