PUBLIC-D0F53D: Post-medieval copper alloy chape

Rights Holder: Lincolnshire County Council
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Unique ID: PUBLIC-D0F53D

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A possible copper-alloy post-medieval dagger scabbard chape with pressed decoration. The chape has been squashed and is now 15mm in diameter at one end and 11mm at the other and is cone shaped being circular in cross section. The chape is decorated. At the wide end is a band of sloping lines between two horizontal lines. There is a vertical diamond pattern above the band. The chape is 25mm in length.It weighs 4.25 grams. The cone is split vertically through the diamond pattern. Directly opposite in a vertiacal line are a series of four circular perforations. The last one at the wide end of the cone has been used to riveton a sub square plate. The perforation at the narrow end is larger than the others at 2mm in diameter and is contained within a lip which protrudes beyound the cone.

Class: chape

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25 mm
Diameter: 15 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Avril Golding
Identified by: Mrs Avril Golding

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: Boston (District)
Parish or ward: Freiston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF3743
Four figure Latitude: 52.96686561
Four figure longitude: 0.03846173
1:25K map: TF3743
1:10K map: TF34SE
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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