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WAW-D7474A: Medieval clasp (plan).

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CLASP

Unique ID: WAW-D7474A

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

Medieval (13th to mid 14th centuries) folding clasp: The copper alloy folding clasp has a sub-rectangle frame in plan. The strap bar is a sub-rectangle in section and slightly narrowed. The edge opposite the strap bar has an integral human face, the eyebrows are formed by a pair of obliquely angles grooves, the nose is a sub-triangle in high-relief. The reverse of the face is hollow. The sides of the clasp are slightly convex on the exterior and concave on the interior. The frame has a matte dark green/grey coloured patina. It measures 24.55mm long and 15.84mm wide. It weighs 2.33g.

In Egan and Pritchard (2002) there is a similar clasp, No. 568 dated to the 13th to mid 14th centuries. A very similar clasp has been recorded from Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire; WAW-2D0C57.

Egan, G. and Pritchard, F., 2002 Dress Accessories, c. 1150- c. 1450 (Medieval finds from Excavations in London) London: Boydell Press

Class: two part
Sub class: animal head

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.55 mm
Width: 15.84 mm
Weight: 2.33 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - Wednesday 2nd December 2015

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Wixford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0954
Four figure Latitude: 52.18417656
Four figure longitude: -1.86978155
1:25K map: SP0954
1:10K map: SP05SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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