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Unique ID: WILT-35B223

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post Medieval copper alloy spur fragment dating to AD1500-1700. The spur has a 13.9mm wide figure-of-eight-shaped terminal consisting of two equal-sized loops, with the arm projecting from the juncture of the two. The division between the terminal and arm is emphasised by two V-shaped, opposed, obliquely angled grooves. The arm itself is sub-ovate in section, 5.1mm wide at the top and flatter on the inside of the slight curve inwards down its length to where it is broken off. The width of the arm at the break it is 8.5mm. The upper side of the broken end is decorated with two grooves sloping inwards to a point 13.5mm back along the arm. The entire fragment is 40.6mm in length.

cf. examples excavated from Beeston Castle, Cheshire (Ellis 1993: figs. 113-114).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.6 mm
Width: 13.9 mm
Thickness: 4.6 mm
Weight: 6.8 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 23/1/19-1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Chirton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0755
Four figure Latitude: 51.29408805
Four figure longitude: -1.90099328
1:25K map: SU0755
1:10K map: SU05NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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