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PURSE

Unique ID: NMS-97BED9

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete medieval copper alloy purse bar of Williams 2018 Class A1 with the central swiveling loop and one terminal missing. There are two flat tabs, both with two attachment holes. Niello inlay on the shield-shaped central block or boss forms a saltire on one face and the letter W on the other, while the outer parts carry a double-line lattice. Extant length 166mm. Estimated complete length 180mm. Height at boss 15mm. Second half 15th century.

Class: Williams 2018 Class A1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 180 mm
Height: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 9th October 2018 - Monday 12th November 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 31841
Other reference: KLMD112018

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Congham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF7123
Four figure Latitude: 52.77750198
Four figure longitude: 0.53373441
1:25K map: TF7123
1:10K map: TF72SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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