WAW-4C42B5: Early Medieval strap end (plan and reverse).

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STRAP END

Unique ID: WAW-4C42B5

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Early Medieval (9th century) cast copper alloy strap end. The strap end has two components, a long tapering shaft and a flat trapezoid which is the widest terminal and forms a '>' shape in profile, although one plate is only a trace. This terminal is abraded and is probably incomplete as the rivet holes are not visible. The shaft is sub-oval in section, and tapers to a slightly moulded probably zoomorphic terminal. The surface of the strap end is heavily abraded and the original surface has gone, therefore any potenital decoration is not visible.

The strap end measures 44.28mm long, 7.69mm wide and 4.07mm thick. It weighs 3.6g.

Thomas (2003) classifies these type of strap ends as Class B. Class B Type 1 has a similar zoomorphic terminal to the recorded example. Class B Type 2 has a Trewhiddle designed panel on the wedge-shaped split component, but the shaft is undecorated and the zoomorphic terminal is not similar in style. Class B Type 3 has a Trewhiddle designed panel on the wedge-shaped split component and decoration on the shaft, but this decoration is a series of scrolls. The recorded example is Thomas's Class B Types 1, 2 and 3 and probably dates to the 9th century.

Thomas, G. 2003 'Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age Strap Ends 750-1100: Part I' Finds Research Group AD 700-1700 Datasheet 32

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 44.28 mm
Width: 7.69 mm
Thickness: 4.07 mm
Weight: 3.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 26th July 2012 - Thursday 26th July 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Badsey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0742
Four figure Latitude: 52.0763194
Four figure longitude: -1.89927683
1:25K map: SP0742
1:10K map: SP04SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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