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Unique ID: NMS-D796FE

Object type certainty: Certain
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Shield-shaped boss or central block with stumps of the oval-sectioned arms of a medieval copper alloy purse bar in very degraded condition. The sacred monogram IHS in inlaid niello is just visible on one face of the boss while the other is illegible. Part of the shank of the central swivelling loop remains in a vertical hole. Ward Perkins 1940, Type A2. Height, width and thickness of boss 21, 19 and 10mm. Second half 15th century.

Class: Ward Perkins 1940, Type A2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 21 mm
Width: 19 mm
Thickness: 10 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 4th October 2018 - Wednesday 7th November 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Rogerson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 56826
Other reference: ENMD112018

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with niello

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Great Yarmouth (District)
Parish or ward: Somerton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG4720
Four figure Latitude: 52.72121259
Four figure longitude: 1.6561057
1:25K map: TG4720
1:10K map: TG42SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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