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Unique ID: NMS-64548B

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy Medieval to early Post Medieval swivel. Swivels such as this were used on straps and have association with animal leashes and as flexible suspension and strap distribution devices. Formed from two circular loops one being half the size of the other. The smaller has a short medial conical body which steps down abruptly to pass through a hole in the flattened bezel of the larger loop and is then mushroomed over to form a rivet. The configuration allows the loops to swivel independantly about the centre axis. A similar example can be seen at WILT-14D7B6. Medieval in date, but based on simplicity and condition possibly extending into the early Post Medieval period. Circa 1300-1550 AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29 mm
Width: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd December 2017 - Sunday 3rd December 2017

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 51086
Other reference: GC

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
Parish or ward: Bradenham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF9108
Four figure Latitude: 52.63612417
Four figure longitude: 0.82116835
1:25K map: TF9108
1:10K map: TF90NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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