SUSS-B105EA: An incomplete, early medieval, copper alloy, strap end, with silver foil, AD.750-1000.

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Unique ID: SUSS-B105EA

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An incomplete, early medieval, copper alloy, strap end, with silver foil, AD.750-1000. The object comprises a rectangular copper alloy plate, the distal end of which is tapered to a rounded point. The top of the strap end is damaged and originally would have had a central rivet hole, of which only a part remains. The front face is decorated with intertwined beasts and would originally have had a silver coating. Two parts of the silver remain, they are pointed oval in shape and correspond to the ridges of one of the beasts, perhaps suggesting a bichrome colour scheme.

Length: 29.5mm
Width: 12.61mm
Thickness: 2.78mm
Weight: 4.74g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 750
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.5 mm
Width: 12.61 mm
Thickness: 2.78 mm
Weight: 4.74 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Edwin Wood
Identified by: Mr Edwin Wood

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Thanet (District)
Parish or ward: St. Nicholas At Wade (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2567
Four figure Latitude: 51.35749115
Four figure longitude: 1.23030583
1:25K map: TR2567
1:10K map: TR26NE
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: SUSS
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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