PUBLIC-829157: Early Medieval sleeve clasp

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-829157

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Am early Anglo-Saxon copper alloy sleeve clasp, dating from the 6th century AD, of Hines form B18b. It is rectangular, with two protruding rounded lugs on one of its longer sides (the rear edge). In front of these are four roundels, flat sub-circular elements joined to each other at their widest points to produce three other perforations between the roundels and the bar.

The bar is a raised strip along the front edge, decorated with two groups of widely spaced transverse grooves with three undecorated squarish areas in between. A small projection from one of the groups of grooves is all that survives of a projecting catch.

The reverse side contains no form of decorative pattern, but does show signs of wear, suggesting it was against something. The condition of the sleeve clasp is fair, though it does show signs of corrosion. Compare DUR-8F73B6.

Class: Hines Form B18b

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 475
Date to: Circa AD 575

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17 mm
Width: 36 mm
Thickness: 1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Thomas Brown-Warr
Identified by: Mr Thomas Brown-Warr

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Decoration style: Linear
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Near Caistor

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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