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Unique ID: SF-4E0294

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A mostly complete cast copper-alloy composite strap end dating to the Medieval period, c. 1250-1400. Formed of two separate plates secured at its upper edge and directly above the terminal by means of a single circular-sectioned copper alloy rivet (giving a total of two), it has a sub-rectangular body with gently tapering sides that terminates in a projecting floral knop. The outer face of the strap end is decorated at its upper edge by means of engraving, consisting a saltire motif followed by two transverse grooves. Despite now curving somewhat in profile due to post-depositional damage, it is preserved in good condition with an even green ish patina. It measures 40.54mm in length, 9.16mm wide at its upper edge, 1.99mm thick at its midpoint and weighs 3.01g.

C.f LANCUM-6DD257 and GLO-14C6A5 on the PAS database, for two parallel strap ends of almost identical form.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.54 mm
Width: 9.16 mm
Thickness: 1.99 mm
Weight: 3.01 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 10th July 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Kedington

Spatial coordinates

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

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