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STRAP END

Unique ID: NMS-0F3169

Object type certainty: Certain
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Small fragment of a Middle Saxon to Late Saxon copper alloy strap end, part of an animal-head terminal with no original surface present. An incomplete pair of ears lie above an incomplete, probably kite-shaped, cell inlaid with niello, the uneven surface of which suggests a loss of additional inlay, probably silver wire. Extant length and width 10.5 and 11.5mm. Thickness 1.4mm. Probably Thomas 2003, Class A, Type 5. 9th century.

Class: Thomas Class A, Type 5

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 10.5 mm
Width: 11.5 mm
Thickness: 1.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 15th November 2018 - Friday 7th December 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Andrew Rogerson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 25962
Other reference: SB122018

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment
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: Bawsey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF6620
Four figure Latitude: 52.75211725
Four figure longitude: 0.45816353
1:25K map: TF6620
1:10K map: TF62SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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