LVPL-463572:

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SPUR

Unique ID: LVPL-463572

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

A copper alloy fragment of a spur of post-medieval date. The surviving fragment consists of an incomplete arm with an integral figure of eight terminal. This is where the connecting and securing buckles would have been located. The incomplete end terminates with an ancient break. The arm is D-shaped in cross-section. The perforations from the figure of eight terminal have an internal diameter of 5mm.


Dimensions: 27mm in length, 13mm in width, 3.3g


The object has a dark brown patina and is in fair condition. A similar example which has been recorded on the PAS database is LVPL-5D3F75. WAW-2BF2F2 notes that 'similar parallels are on the PAS database, HESH-668B20, WAW-B4358D and LON-63444A, and are dated to the 17thcentury. Spurs are relatively common in the later 17th century when fashion dictated they were worn as an article of dress rather than for just riding paraphernalia'.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27 mm
Width: 13 mm
Thickness: 3.5 mm
Weight: 3.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2018 - Tuesday 24th April 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Bickley

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: LVPL
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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