CORN-4B0F25: fragment of spur side

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Unique ID: CORN-4B0F25

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

Copper alloy fragment of the side of a spur, between the crest and the terminal, but broken at both ends so that neither the crest nor the terminal remains. The side is hemispherical in section. The fragment is decorated on the outer face with punched annulets and crescents which form three fleurets with stems, one at either end, where the fragment has been sheared off, and one in the centre within a border of two incised lines on either side of the fleuret. Between the border and the outer fleuret on each side, there are six tight rows of punched annulets, creating a background for the more ornate elements.
Late 17th-century.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 53.7 mm
Width: 14 mm
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 13.04 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 21st June 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Secondary identifier: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hayle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5638
Four figure Latitude: 50.191633
Four figure longitude: -5.41985
1:25K map: SW5638
1:10K map: SW58SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: Saturday 25th September 2004
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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