SF-D6658E: Medieval harness hook or fitting

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HARNESS HOOK

Unique ID: SF-D6658E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast copper alloy Medieval swivelling harness hook or fitting, dating to AD 1200-1500. It is sub-square in cross-section with a domed and enlarged terminal knop, now corroded. The hook has a slightly convex outer face and it ends in an enlarged blunt point.

In Egan (1998, p. 179, fig. 146, no. 499), the hook is used for suspension of cooking vessels, but other uses are not excluded. Cf. in PAS database: LVPL-530914, IOW-14E414.

Length: 31.77 mm

Width: 5.14 mm

Thickness: 6.25 mm

Weight: 11.66 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.77 mm
Width: 5.14 mm
Thickness: 6.25 mm
Weight: 11.66 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 17th June 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: RLM 081
Other reference: Finders reference SS14 201

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Rendlesham

Spatial coordinates


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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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