FAKL-51F195: Early Medieval sleeve clasp

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Unique ID: FAKL-51F195

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Fragment of early Anglo-Saxon sleeve clasp of Hines form B20. Cast copper alloy, it appears to have suffered extensive post-depositional wear. The rear edge is made up of a series of cojoined roundels (three survive of a probable original four) and between the end pair is a 2.5mm diameter attachment hole. Wear obscures the decoration, but the front edge (which retains traces of the hook) bears groups of transverse, incised lines separated from the roundels by a pair of longitudinal grooves. Length 30.0mm, Width 18.2mm, Thickness 1.7mm, Mass 4.63g.

Although this looks very like a Hines form B18c clasp, it differs in principle in not having perforations between all the conjoined roundels (Hines 1993, 64).



Class: Hines form B20

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 470
Date to: Circa AD 570

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 18.2 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 4.63 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st September 1990

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Image 592, Finder's No.20

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Skirpenbeck (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7356
Four figure Latitude: 53.99488987
Four figure longitude: -0.88797588
1:25K map: SE7356
1:10K map: SE75NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: FAKL
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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