BERK-8629E7: Girdle Hanger

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Unique ID: BERK-8629E7

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A copper alloy fragment of an Anglo-Saxon Girdle-Hanger c. 400 - 600 AD. Only the distal terminal to the proximal distal corners remain, along with the central remnant of the lower shank. The surface of the remaining shank has two lines of punched triangular stamps, running unevenly down, near the outer edges. The rest of the distal terminal are also decorated with the same triangular punches, again, slightly uneven in their distribution and close to the edges.

The surface has a mottled mid-green patina with some ferrous staining.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 400
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 35.17 mm
Width: 34.36 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 7.8 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Rod Trevaskus
Identified by: Mr Rod Trevaskus

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Linear
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Stamped

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Middle Aston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4727
Four figure Latitude: 51.93952661
Four figure longitude: -1.31771861
1:25K map: SP4727
1:10K map: SP42NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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