LANCUM-9DFEC7: Copper-alloy book fitting

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Object type certainty: Probably
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Incomplete copper-alloy hooked tag, probably a book clasp of medieval date (c. 1350 - 1500 AD). The object has a flat triangular body with two integral lugs at one end; the other end tapers to a blunt point which is now bent backwards and probably would have terminated in a hook. The lugs are formed from the copper-alloy sheet being curved back on itself. The object has a patchy brown and green patina. It is 26.7mm in length, 17.2mm in width and 0.3mm in thickness. It weighs 2g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.7 mm
Width: 17.2 mm
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Weight: 2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5208

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Hyndburn (District)
Parish or ward: Overton (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD7132
Four figure Latitude: 53.78350983
Four figure longitude: -2.44160188
1:25K map: SD7132
1:10K map: SD73SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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