HAMP-A3F22D: Medieval/ early post-medieval horseshoe

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HORSESHOE

Unique ID: HAMP-A3F22D

Object type certainty: Certain
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An iron medieval/ early post-medieval (1350-1550) horseshoe with one iron nail in situ. It is most likely a type 4. The horseshoe is heavily corroded, and measures 134.09mm in length and 130.61mm at maximum width, though it narrows to a point after this. The presence of corrosion on the horseshoe makes the thickness variable, but it is approximately 8.07mm thick. The calkin and feathered heels have sustained some damage, but the thickening (or upsetting, as Clark describes) best resembles that seen in fig.2a, datasheet 4 "Medieval Horseshoes", Clark. The nail-holes are almost all indistinguishable from the corrosion, but the two which are visible are broadly rectangular and may have been in a three/three pattern. One nail can still be seen in the nail-hole, and another protrudes from the horseshoe by 9.39mm. In total, this horseshoe weighs 95.63g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 134.09 mm
Width: 130.61 mm
Thickness: 8.07 mm
Weight: 95.63 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Fiona Johnstone
Identified by: Ms Fiona Johnstone

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 632

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: St. Michael (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4728
Four figure Latitude: 51.04943273
Four figure longitude: -1.33087391
1:25K map: SU4728
1:10K map: SU42NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found in newly excavated fen channels as part of the Clausentum Fen Conservation project.
General landuse: Open fresh water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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