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LVPL-F18EEA: Early medieval copper alloy strap end

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Unique ID: LVPL-F18EEA

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

Early Medieval copper alloy strap end fragment, possibly from a Thomas Class A or B. One face has incised decoration consisting of what appears to be interlace within a border, terminating toward the tip with three parallel vertical lines. The rest of the tip seems to be undecorated but it may be that the decoration is lost. The other face is undecorated. Probably dates to between c700 and c900 AD.

The length is 30mm, the width is 10mm, thickness 2mm, and the weight 2.45g.
Similar objects on the database include WMID-780817 and NLM-8E1598.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 10 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.45 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 13th November 2017 - Monday 13th November 2017

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Plumley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7375
Four figure Latitude: 53.27129415
Four figure longitude: -2.40631337
1:25K map: SJ7375
1:10K map: SJ77NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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