KENT-7ABBAE: Cast copper alloy clasp AD 1250-1550

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A Medieval c. AD 1250-1550, cast copper alloy clasp.

Description: An incomplete clasp, the sub rectangular frame has the remains of the pivoting sheet end plate wrapped around the back bar. There appears to be no provision for a pin, while the undersides of the frame's side edges are recessed to accommodate the strap. The front of the frame is flat and 5.5mm in depth, with a small protrusion extending inwards from the forward pointing spike (length:5.57mm). The frame probably had zoomorphic decoration of a bird, but is now very badly worn. (MOELS; Griffiths D. 2007, p.108, no.902.

Measurements: overall length: 26.22mm, width: 15.11mm, thickness: 4.8mm, weight: 2.74g

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 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.22 mm
Width: 15.11 mm
Thickness: 4.8 mm
Weight: 2.74 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Mags Erwin
Identified by: Ms Mags Erwin

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Zoomorphic
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Mapledurwell and Up Nately (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7051
Four figure Latitude: 51.25387935
Four figure longitude: -0.99833463
1:25K map: SU7051
1:10K map: SU75SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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