LEIC-844097: Early medieval girdle hanger fragment

Rights Holder: Phil Harding
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Unique ID: LEIC-844097

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Anglo-Saxon copper alloy girdle hanger fragment, c. 400-600 AD, 29mm wide and 24mm high with a weight of 8.87grams. The object is in a fair condition with a pitted greenish surface. It represents the lower end of a hanger and is roughly rectangular in shape and is uniformly 3mm thick. It has traces of a border made up of punched circles. The upper edge of the object has a protrusion 12mm high and 6mm wide at each edge and in the centre are the remains of the broken off shaft which was C.7mm wide.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24 mm
Width: 29 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 8.87 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 26th February 2019

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Phil Harding
Identified by: Dr Phil Harding

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2774

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Hoby with Rotherby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6716
Four figure Latitude: 52.73749015
Four figure longitude: -1.00910769
1:25K map: SK6716
1:10K map: SK61NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Whilst searching with a metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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