KENT-72EA19: Early Medieval. Strap-end. Class B Type 1

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Unique ID: KENT-72EA19

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A virtually complete, Early Medieval, Late C8-10th, cast, copper alloy, one piece strap end. Class B, Type 1, transverse groove design. Simple, narrow, plain type with a split attachment end. Slightly tapering shaft, with a feint moulded transverse ridge half way down and two moulded parallel transverse grooves close to the terminal which is of an acorn shape not zoomorphic. Rather worn with a dark green patina and remnants of a possible white metal surface together with one rusty iron rivet in situ where a corner of the attachment broken away. This is likely to date to 790-999AD. Ref. Detector Finds 7, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 2011, page 71-77 No. 37-39, The Finds Research Group AD700-1700 Datasheet 32 Part 1, Gaber Thomas, Fig. 2 No.13 and Treasure Hunting Magazine articles 'The Anglo-Saxon strap end' Sept 1988 No. 55 & 57, 'Anglo-Saxon strap ends part 2' Nov 1990, Group F No. 3, 'Anglo-Saxon strap ends' Nov 1994, page 48-49, 'A study of 9th Century Anglo-Saxon strap ends', Dec 1997, Group F - banded types, David Halenby. The strap end is 37.48mm long, 7.97mm wide, 4.14mm thick and weighs 2.7g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 790
Date to: Circa AD 999

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.48 mm
Width: 7.97 mm
Thickness: 4.14 mm
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 37.48 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 15th October 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Geoff Burr
Identified by: Mr Geoff Burr

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Linear
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Sevenoaks (District)
Parish or ward: Shoreham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5157
Four figure Latitude: 51.29211637
Four figure longitude: 0.16421904
1:25K map: TQ5157
1:10K map: TQ55NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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