NARC-5DEF37: Bronze Age 'bag-shaped' scabbard chape (obverse)

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SCABBARD

Unique ID: NARC-5DEF37

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper-alloy Late Bronze Age 'bag-shaped' dagger scabbard chape. The object has a rounded end. Because it is abraded at the attachment end it is hard to discern whether or not the 'body' of the chape would have continued up with straight sides. There are six aligned circular perforations near the point of the old break, three on either side. A couple of these chapes are listed in O'Connor (1980, 190-191; ref. 161). They are associated with the 'carp's tongue complex' of south-east England and date to the Ewart Park metalworking phase.

Class: Chape
Sub class: bag-shaped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1000 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.1 mm
Width: 19.7 mm
Thickness: 9.2 mm
Weight: 9.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 27th September 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Norton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6063
Four figure Latitude: 52.261901
Four figure longitude: -1.122306
1:25K map: SP6063
1:10K map: SP66SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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