WILT-817B06: Unidentified Object

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Unique ID: WILT-817B06

Object type certainty: Certain
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An unidentified copper alloy object, possibly part of harness trappings and possibly medieval or post medieval dating to c AD 1400-1800. The object is sturdy and weighty and appears to be part of a swivel mechanism or perhaps a brake for a pulley. The object is sub-trapezoidal in plan. The upper edge has curved shoulders and a slightly concave depression in the upper side where it appears that part of the object is missing. The lower edge also has a concave edge and in the centre of the base is the sub-circular stub of a knop which is incomplete. There is a circular perforation through the object which is offset to one side and just below the centre line. On one face at the top there is a raised narrow section which may have formed part of the top of the object. The sides of the object are both slightly concave along the long line of the side.

The patina is dark green with small patches of light green. The object weighs 30.39g and measures 30.32mm in length, 21.55mm in width and 11.5mm in depth.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.32 mm
Width: 21.55 mm
Thickness: 11.5 mm
Weight: 30.39 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Alyson Tanner
Identified by: Mrs Alyson Tanner

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4956

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Tisbury

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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