SWYOR-620EB1: Medieval book fitting (possible)

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Unique ID: SWYOR-620EB1

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

A copper alloy Medieval object, possibly a book fitting dating from AD 1200 - 1500. The object is a rectangular plate, almost square, which has a large and worn loop, in the same plane as the plate, projecting from one end. At the other end, two lugs project, one at each side, perforated to support an axis bar which is now missing. This bar could have been half of a hinged fitting, or could have been for suspension, as in a chatelaine. The metal is dark green and there are possible traces of a surface coating such as gilding on both faces. It is 28mm long, 15.1mm wide and 4.5mm thick. 3.47g. The object could function as a book fitting such as NMS-551569 or SF-743945, though a close parallel has not been found. Other possibilities include a hinged strap fitting or a sword belt fitting.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 28 mm
Width: 15.1 mm
Thickness: 4.5 mm
Weight: 3.47 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st March 2017 - Friday 31st March 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3043

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Burton upon Stather (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8818
Four figure Latitude: 53.65110806
Four figure longitude: -0.67009092
1:25K map: SE8818
1:10K map: SE81NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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