DENO-E40172: Early-medieval Thomas Class B, Type 4 strap end

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Unique ID: DENO-E40172

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An incomplete copper alloy early-medieval/Anglo-Saxon/Viking strap end (AD c.800-c.1100), missing its attachment end. Overall, the object measures 34.8mm long, 13.2mm wide and 4.5mm thick. It weighs 6.4g. The strap end has broadly parallel sides and a trapezoidal cross-section. It has a pointed zoomorphic terminal, which is moulded and represents an animal head with large semi-circular eyes and ears. Above the head is a short rectangular shaft with bevelled side edges. This part is decorated with a zigzagged pattern which may represent a snake. Above the shaft is a moulded stylised human or animal head. The strap end is therefore a Thomas (2004) Class B Type 4 strap end (Multi-headed). There is a copper alloy rivet through the zoomorphic terminal which may have been added later, perhaps as a repair.

Class: Thomas Class B, Type 4

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.8 mm
Width: 13.2 mm
Thickness: 4.5 mm
Weight: 6.4 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alastair Willis
Identified by: Mr Alastair Willis

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8182

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Zoomorphic
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Rushcliffe (District)
Parish or ward: Thrumpton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5130
Four figure Latitude: 52.86507418
Four figure longitude: -1.24387748
1:25K map: SK5130
1:10K map: SK53SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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