LEIC-07ED69: Early Medieval copper alloy strap end

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Unique ID: LEIC-07ED69

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Early medieval copper alloy strap end, 39mm long, 17mm wide and 2mm thick with a weight of 8.40g.

The object is sub rectangular in form and rectangular in cross section, it is a 'tongue' shaped type which is plain except for a rectangular cross sectioned vertical ridge running down its centre, which is decorated with incised 'saltaire' crosses. It has a recessed rectangular upper front edge which houses three iron rivets, arranged in a horizontal row. Around this area both surfaces have iron staining and towards the rounded base on the front there is a patch of silvering on the left side. The form is a simplified Thomas class E type 3.

Class: Thomas class E type 3

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39 mm
Width: 17 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 8.4 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District)
Parish or ward: Osbaston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK4104
Four figure Latitude: 52.63221155
Four figure longitude: -1.39565081
1:25K map: SK4104
1:10K map: SK40SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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