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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
    • Object type: SCABBARD
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Record ID: BUC-E3E35D
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy scabbard chape dating to the late Bronze Age, 1150 - 800 BC. The chape is sub triangular or ogival in shape, and lozenge shaped in cross section. At the open end the chape curves upwards into two convex arms, creating a crescent shape. The outside edges curve down gradually to half way down the chape, before narrowing at a more steep angle. The chape terminates with a rounded knop, at the end of which is a circular hole and rivet to attach the knop. Running down the centre of the chape on both sides is a raised ridge, this slopes gradually down to the edge of th…
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 16th August 2018
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Record ID: GLO-7C86FA
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: South Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy tongue shaped sword scabbard chape that dates to the late Bronze Age (1150-800 BC). This has a subtriangular top half with convex sides that extends into an elongated base that has tapering concave edges. The mouth of the chape is lozenge in form; the long side of the aperture has a deep U-shaped notch in the centre and extended sides that that from two tapering upward projecting arms that would have ran parallel with the scabbard, one arm is truncated. A pronounced central rib runs down the length of both faces and ends at the base where there is an oval disc with chamfer…
Created on: Monday 19th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: DOR-BD9AED
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy bag-shaped chape. The chape is crescentic with an oval opening at the top, concave sides, a rounded, slightly flared bottom, and a perforation in each face. Each of there retains a small circular sectioned, domed rivet.There is a slight lip around the edges of the opening. Around the perforations the chape is decorated with a series of closely spaced moulded concentric circles (approximately ten on each face). The surface is corrodded in some areas, but is otherwise smooth with a greyish patina. Date: Late Bronze Age - c. 950 - 800 BC Dimensions: 36.16 mm x 16.94 mm
Created on: Friday 18th March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 12th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dorset', grid reference and parish protected.


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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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Record ID: DOR-6844E1
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A tinned copper alloy Bronze Age tongue-shaped scabbard chape dating to the period c. 1100 - 800BC. The chape is triangular in shape with a sub-ovular knop at the base. The mouth of the chape is lozengiform. The triangular body features a circular perforation through both sides of the body which retains a cylindrical copper alloy rivet, the terminals of which retain a substantial amount of tinning. The knop at the base features a rough sub-circular perforation as the result of old damage. The chape is hollow with a depth of c. 33.31mm. Cf. SWYOR-4A2F62 for a similar example.
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 11th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winborne St Giles', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-B395C5
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy chape dating from the Late Bronze Age, that is c. 1000-800BC. The chape is related to the tongue-shaped chapes and is part of the Wilburton metalworking industry of the Late Bronze Age. It survives complete and in excellent condition. All surfaces are smooth and of golden-brown colour. It has a diamond-shaped cross section throughout with a probably solid-cast squere at the bottom. There is a small hole on either side to attach it to a scabbard which was probably made from leather. A very similar chape was recorded under SWYOR-4A2F62. NB: The original images were …
Created on: Wednesday 25th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-0F3346
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a cast copper alloy object, probably a chape from a scabbard, incomplete with no surviving original edges, V shaped section 1.9mm thick, signs of an incipient keel down length, part way down the inside is a transverse bar probably intended to strengthen the section. While it is not possible to be certain this object may be a fragment of a Bronze Age chape of Wilburtion type. Length 45.1, Width 13.0mm, Thickness 9.6mm, Mass 6.67g
Created on: Sunday 17th February 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Saxton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-43E3A2
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn Late Bronze Age sword scabbard chape with a prominent rounded midrib. The chape is narrow and tapering and both ends are missing. The weight of 15.67g includes black material, possibly charcoal or burnt clay from casting, which fills the central hollow.
Created on: Saturday 26th January 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2013
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Record ID: SUR-07BA47
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy apparent scabbard chape of uncertain date. Dot Boughton comments: The patina and shape doesn't quite fit in with Late Bronze Age bag-shaped chapes and is more likely a chape of unknown or post-med date. Other Bronze Age bag-shaped chapes are just a bit more pointed at the top and they are often decorated with a groove or moulding or mouth moulding or even punched circlets, but this example is very plain.
Created on: Monday 24th September 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 10th January 2017
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