ESS-98FA4D: Copper-alloy post medieval book fitting

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Unique ID: ESS-98FA4D

Object type certainty: Certain
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An early post-medieval book clasp (c AD1500-1700).

The clasp is formed from a thin rectangular strip with a splayed expansion at one end which has a small break. There are two holes next to each other. The inner hole has a ring decoration on the outer edge.

At the other end there is a slight flare which terminates in a hook. Before the flare there is the remains of a rivet. There is no decoration on the outer face.

The clasp is 46.6mm long, 11.2mm wide at the expansion, 9.9mm wide at the pin end and weighs 2.26g. It has a light green patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 46.6 mm
Width: 11.2 mm
Weight: 2.26 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 3rd March 2018 - Saturday 3rd March 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Colin Rose
Identified by: Mr Colin Rose

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Uttlesford (District)
Parish or ward: Langley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4434
Four figure Latitude: 51.98579777
Four figure longitude: 0.09555706
1:25K map: TL4434
1:10K map: TL43SW
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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Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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