LEIC-153501: Post medieval book fitting

Rights Holder: Phil Harding
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BOOK FITTING

Unique ID: LEIC-153501

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

A Post Medieval book fitting possibly dating from 1550 - 1700. The clasp is of rectangular form with a hook projecting from one end, The decoration on the upper surface consists of conjoined rectangular and triangular panels with unclear decorative elements within them. The object is in poor condition, is 29mm long, 10mm wide, 3mm thick and weighs 0.84g.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29 mm
Width: 10 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 0.84 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 8th March 2019

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2778

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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