SWYOR-79A18A: Early Medieval strap fitting

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Unique ID: SWYOR-79A18A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy openwork strap fitting dating from AD 1000 - 1100 and probably a "ball-ended" type strap fitting. The decorative content of this piece is probably derived from the Winchester style. It is a roughly heart shaped plate with, instead of a pointed apex, a bar consisting of three conjoined hemispherical lobes. The flat plate has an extra smaller lobe at the edge between the two main curves of the heart. There is a small circular sewing or rivet hole in each of the two main corners of the heart. The rest of the plate is filled with larger circular apertures; eleven in total, with two of them intersecting. The fitting is 23.9mm long, 26.8mm wide and 4.8mm thick. 6.7g. Compare NLM-457CA4, DENO-ED172D, NLM-A7C877,​​​​​​​ PUBLIC-B782C6​​​​​​​, BH-587E21​​​​​​​. Recently the type has been published by Rogerson and Ashley (2015).

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Class: ball ended

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.9 mm
Width: 26.8 mm
Thickness: 4.8 mm
Weight: 6.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th September 2018 - Sunday 9th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3236

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Norton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5412
Four figure Latitude: 53.6017914
Four figure longitude: -1.18545287
1:25K map: SE5412
1:10K map: SE51SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: About one month ago
Updated: 9 days ago

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