LEIC-2C563E: Early medieval copper alloy and silver strap end

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Unique ID: LEIC-2C563E

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Early Medieval copper alloy silver plated strap end, 42mm long, 12mm wide and 2mm thick with a weight of 3.92grams.

The object is sub rectangular in form and rectangular in cross section. It has a triangular shaped terminal with moulded decoration in the form of an animal head, with shallow depressions on the side locating the eyes. Above this the objects sides bow outwards and there is a central linear depression running up the centre for 6mm. These possibly represent enlarged ears? but any remaining decoration is obscured by a rectangular silver plate which has been attached with four silver rivets, one in each corner. Above this the object has a damaged rounded end formed of two plates. The silver plate is incomplete, having 'snapped' on each short edge. The plate is 2mm wider than the main body of the object at 12mm and is decorated with an incised 'ladder' border formed of a solid inner and outer line with transverse lines joining them. Inside this is a further border containing a stylised beast with long snout and foreleg below. Its elongated body merging into an interlace motif behind. The form sits somewhere between Thomas class A1 (Trehwiddle style) and A2

Class: Thomas Class A, Type 1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2018T77


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 850
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42 mm
Width: 12 mm
Weight: 3.92 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2018T77

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Charnwood (District)
Parish or ward: Wymeswold (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6022
Four figure Latitude: 52.79224137
Four figure longitude: -1.11167315
1:25K map: SK6022
1:10K map: SK62SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one month ago

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