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Unique ID: GLO-68F004

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A fragment of a sheet copper alloy mount/section of an Iron Age scabbard. This item is sub-rectangular and forms the tip of the scabbard and has a rounded base with sides that gradually expand outwards. Running around the edge is a deep grove border. This panel would have been decorated with incised imagery, but most of this is lost. The remaining detail shows a deep groove running around the border, only one small element remains on the interior consisting of a curving point that expands to a central item that may have been a roundel. The point is decorated with two sets of incised lines that emanate from either side, the portion of the remaining roundel is decorated with short radiating lines. There is an old break along the top edge plus the item has broken in two.

A scabbard with similar decoration was found in Lisnacroghera Bog, this is a complete sheath that is decorated with curvilinear trumpets interspersed with curving lines and dated to 300 BC to 200 BC. This item is currently held in the British Museum, museum reference 1880,0802.115

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 300 BC
Date to: Circa

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56 mm
Width: 24 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 5.41 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st June 2016 - Saturday 1st September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams
Identified by: Mr Kurt Adams

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

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