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Unique ID: WILT-4A5C7B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a post medieval cast copper alloy rowel spur dating probably to c AD 1500 - 1700. It consists of a short section of one band or shank of the body of the spur with a symmetrical figure of eight terminal and two strap ends or attachments attached. A small pointed knop extends between the two piercings of the terminal. The strap ends are cast plates, spear shaped, with a collar at the tapering end, after which the narrowed plate is curled through the opening within the terminal. At the broader, attachment end of the strap end is a central piercing for an iron rivet. In both cases, the rivet, or some part of it, is stll in place.

The frame is broadly D shape in section but the on the outer surface, the raised centre of each band is flattened, this flattened section tapering towards the terminal and extending between the two openings to create the knop.

It is 44.40mm in length, 17.25mm in width, 4.35mm thick and weighs 9.52g. The attachment pieces are 25mm in length, 6.84mm in width.

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: 44.4 mm
Width: 17.25 mm
Weight: 9.52 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Jane Hanbidge
Identified by: Mrs Jane Hanbidge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM5318 Sorviodunum Survey

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Salisbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1332
Four figure Latitude: 51.08717029
Four figure longitude: -1.81576919
1:25K map: SU1332
1:10K map: SU13SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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