HAMP-38F63E: Medieval/ post-medieval book fitting (possibly)

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Unique ID: HAMP-38F63E

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A possibly incomplete probably medieval to post-medieval (1200-1800) copper-alloy mount, perhaps a book fitting, with a single integral rivet to the reverse.
At one end of the artefact is a square, measuring 15.8mm in length and 18.6mm. Each corner has a pointed oval cut out, leaving a central cross with square ends. There are faint traces of gilding remaining within grooves which outline the pointed ovals, but not discernible anywhere else. The integral rivet protrudes to reverse of this square, measuring 9.7mm in length and 3.1mm thick. There is a slight notch at the end.
Extending from the square is a long rectangular strip, which has been bent, and measures 41.1mm in length. The strip is flat, 1.0mm thick and is 5.8mm wide, tapering outwards slightly to 8.8mm. There is a small tear which can be seen on the back of this strip, near the bottom, but is more apparent on the back than the front. In total, the artefact measures 56.5mm in length, 18.6mm wide and weighs 5.34g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56.5 mm
Width: 18.6 mm
Weight: 5.32 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 645

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Uncertain
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: City of Portsmouth (Unitary Authority)
District: City of Portsmouth (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Baffins (Unitary Authority Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6700
Four figure Latitude: 50.79570064
Four figure longitude: -1.05072543
1:25K map: SU6700
1:10K map: SU60SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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