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Unique ID: NMS-5D7E23

Object type certainty: Certain
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Parts of three medieval copper alloy composite tongue-shaped strap ends, 14th - mid 15th century:

- one crumpled outer sheet plate and full-width spacer secured by a rivet near the incomplete pointed knop or end. There is a second rivet hole near the wider and straight attachment edge. Extant length c.30mm. Width 13 - 10.5mm. Extant length of spacer 20.3mm.

- incomplete sheet, both edges missing, probable an outer plate rather than a spacer, with a broken neck before a missing knop, parallel-sided, extant length c.27mm, width 10.6mm.

- pair of incomplete and bent, parallel-sided, outer sheet plates secured by two rivets (one missing) at the concave attachment edge at which on at least one plate there is a round grooved aperture (cf. Egan and Pritchard 1991, no. 653). The outside edge of both plates is straight. The true outside edges would have consisted of the cast forled spacer only (cf. ibid. no. 662). Length c.32.5mm. Width 20.1mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 19th September 2015 - Monday 14th December 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Rogerson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 29715
Other reference: SB022016

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Gayton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF7318
Four figure Latitude: 52.73196272
Four figure longitude: 0.56071756
1:25K map: TF7318
1:10K map: TF71NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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

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