YORYM-185E67: Early-Medieval : Strap End

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STRAP END

Unique ID: YORYM-185E67

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An incomplete copper-alloy strap end of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 750 - 950. The strap end is of Thomas' Class A, Type 2 being tongue shaped with a zoomorphic terminal. The opposite terminal is broken and worn. The upper surface of the strap end bears an off-central rectangular panel of incised cross-hatched decoration flanked by irregularly spaced double banded borders. The zoomorphic terminal is in the form of a crude forward facing animal head with worn eyes and snout. The reverse is flat and undecorated.

The metal has a mid-green delaminated patina with red patches beneath and is worn. The strap end is 56.9mm long, 13.3mm wide, 3.7mm thick and weighs 8.2g.

Late Anglo Saxon and Viking strap ends have been classified into several types by Thomas with this example fitting into Thomas' Class A, Type 2 which is described as "a very diverse type encompassing a range of non-representational, curvilinear and geometric patterns [..] often in combination with highly stylised animal head terminals".

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 750
Date to: Circa AD 950

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56.9 mm
Width: 13.3 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Weight: 8.2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05594

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bilton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA1434
Four figure Latitude: 53.7898389
Four figure longitude: -0.27101477
1:25K map: TA1434
1:10K map: TA13SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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