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SF-52FF21: SF-52FF21

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Unique ID: SF-52FF21

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

Three fragments of a copper alloy sheet metal, probably from a medieval gauntlet. These are presumably fragments of medieval plate armour from the same gauntlet as a finger joint which they were found in close proximity to (PAS SF-965CF7). The two larger fragments are irregular in shape with breaks around several sides and are curved in profile. The smallest fragment is an elongated sub-triangular shape with a small circular hole through its outer end. 

See original PAS record SF-965CF7 for notes about dating.

1. Length: 46.06mm, width: 46.59mm, thickness: 1.20mm, weight: 11.88g

2. Length: 51.28mm, width: 30.98mm, thickness: 1.20mm, weight: 5.51g

3. Length: 30.01mm, width: 12.77mm, thickness: 1.00mm, weight: 1.44g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1430

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Fressingfield

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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