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    • Secondary identifier (obfuscated for security): 001422EDE4401AC3
    • County: Essex
    • Primary material: Copper alloy

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Record ID: BH-01FED0
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy strap-end of Medieval date. The piece represents the projecting end from a socketed strap-end. It is of thin section, flat on the underside, and takes the form of three equal-sized discs, arranged in an inverted-sub-triangular formation. The surface of each of these discs is concave and has been incised with a number of parallel, angled grooves, probably designed to catch the light. This effect would have been enhanced by the addition of a now-corroded white metal coating. At the top of the piece is a remnant of the short arm that would have joined this pr…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd January 2013
Last updated: Friday 1st February 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thaxted', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-28F6B0
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval cast copper alloy object in the form of a scallop shell. It is semi-circular and flat, with four grooves radiating out on the upper surface to represent the divisions of the shell. The reverse of the mount has a damaged and incomplete projecting arm extending at a right angle from the flat edge of the scallop. It is 22.58mm long, 26.65mm wide, 2.85mm thick. The arm has a rectangular cross section, measuring 6.80mm by 5.97mm. The mount weighs 10.5 g. It is probably a side projection from a knife or dagger guard; for more complete examples, see SUSS-502085, LEIC-7E3373, LVPL-3…
Created on: Thursday 5th May 2011
Last updated: Thursday 12th September 2013
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Record ID: ESS-26B3A7
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval (1200-1400) cast copper alloy circular seal matrix with faceted handle on reverse. The handle has six facets and a raised moulded collar before terminating in a pentagonal suspension loop. The matrix has a forward facing halo'd Christ with a cross in the halo. The surrounding legend possibly reads: MARTIN LE (or DE) (P)REVOST probably meaning Martin the provost of a religious house. It has a dark green-brown patina. It is 23.70mm long, 18.57mm in diameter and weighs 9.93 grams.
Created on: Monday 24th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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