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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
    • Object type: SCABBARD
    • Institution: WILT

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Record ID: WILT-D4F151
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy bag shaped chape dating to the late Bronze Age. The chape has an oval opening, concave sides, a rounded bottom, and a perforation in each face. There are also two irregular perforations in the bottom, most likely resulting from ancient damage. The surface is smooth, with no decoration. Chape is 18.4mm in height and 26.3mm at its widest point. The mouth of the chape is 21.2mm wide x 9.2mm thick, the internal measurements are 18mm x 6.3mm. A couple of these chapes are listed in O'Connor (1980, 190-191; ref. 161). They are associated with the 'carp's tongue complex' …
Created on: Wednesday 7th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: WILT-37F8E1
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy Late Bronze Age tongue-shaped scabbard chape dating to the period c. 1050 - 800 BC. The chape has tapering sides and is lozengiform in cross-section with a pronounced median rib characteristic of this type of chape. The tip of the chape is rounded and features a circular projection which may be stylistic attempt to copy similar forms which feature washers and bosses on the base. The tip of the chape is solid. It becomes hollow at the point where one side of the chape has broken off due to old damage. Adam Gwilt comments: They are a typical and widespread form dating …
Created on: Wednesday 12th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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