PUBLIC-D526F5: Purse Bar Fragment

Rights Holder: Kent County Council
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PURSE

Unique ID: PUBLIC-D526F5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Fragment of a late medieval copper alloy purse bar. The bar is of solid oval section and is rectangular in plan but slightly upward curved at the ends, with a rounded terminal. A tab extends from the base which contains a slot or hole. The bar is decorated with criss-cross paired lines, probably originally of niello.

The mount measures 40.23 mm in length, 10.05 mm wide (including tab) and 5.03 mm thick, including the lugs. It weighs 8.72 g

Class: bar
Sub class: Williams Class A1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.23 mm
Width: 10.05 mm
Thickness: 5.03 mm
Weight: 8.72 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 13th January 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Wendy Thompson
Identified by: Mrs Wendy Thompson

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Swale (District)
Parish or ward: Doddington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9358
Four figure Latitude: 51.28842501
Four figure longitude: 0.76644109
1:25K map: TQ9358
1:10K map: TQ95NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting on private farmland
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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