DEV-0AD456: Post-Medieval spur

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SPUR

Unique ID: DEV-0AD456

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A fragment from a Post-Medieval copper alloy spur, probably dating to c. 1600-1850. The surviving fragment consists of a section of one arm, this is subrectangular in plan, tapering slaightly towards one end and with a squat, lozengiform cross section. It is undecorated, terminating in old breaks at either end.

Dimensions: length 55.1mm; width 15.2mm; thickness 5.5mm; weight 20.36g.

Ellis (1988) notes that spurs became increasingly fashionable in the 17th century, and whilst this example is too fragmentary to be paralleled it is likely that it dates to this period.

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: 55.1 mm
Width: 15.2 mm
Thickness: 5.5 mm
Weight: 20.36 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019997

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Bathealton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST0723
Four figure Latitude: 50.99884995
Four figure longitude: -3.32668744
1:25K map: ST0723
1:10K map: ST02SE
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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