BERK-56D1C8: Post-medieval book fitting: Book hinge

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Unique ID: BERK-56D1C8

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy book fitting of Post Medieval date. The fitting consists of a flat sub-rectangular plate with a hinge fitting at one end and a pointed triangular shaped tip at the other. There are two rivets through the centre of the plate surrounded by two concentric rings and a pair or transverse lines between the plate and the hinge. Dated c. AD 1550-1700.

Class: clasp
Sub class: Howsam type A.6.4

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.3 mm
Width: 15.3 mm
Weight: 2.8 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.078

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Dinton-with-Ford and Upton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7611
Four figure Latitude: 51.79249973
Four figure longitude: -0.89945103
1:25K map: SP7611
1:10K map: SP71SE
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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