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Record ID: WMID-5F3CCA
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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An incomplete sheet copper alloy scabbard chape of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 - AD 1600). The chape has been formed from a piece of sheet copper alloy metal, wrapped together. The chape is a sub cuboid shape. The seam is present at the back of the chape and the sides have been flattened. Both the upper and lower edges are incomplete. The upper edge originally had a decorative zig zag edge. The base of the chape was originally a rounded point. The inside of the chape still contains a large amount of soil. The chape measures 42.6 mm in length, 25.8 wide (…
Created on: Monday 24th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 9th August 2017
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Record ID: WMID-6A0C3D
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy scabbard chape, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1450 to AD 1550). Approximately 50% of the chape is present, consisting only of the front plate. The back plate is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The front-piece terminates in a scallop form. An extended rounded knop is present at the base of the chape. The grooves and ridges which create the effect of the shell radiate out from a recessed openwork trefoil. Immediately above this perforation is a transverse ridge, above which is are two central located circular perforations. Above…
Created on: Tuesday 6th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th December 2016
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Record ID: WMID-C2DA2D
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete sheet copper alloy scabbard chape of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 - AD 1600). The chape has been formed from a piece of sheet copper alloy metal, wrapped together. The chape is triangular in shape, with a sub rectangular cross section. The seam is present at the back of the chape and the sides have been flattened. Both the upper and lower edges are incomplete. The upper edge originally had a decorative zig zag edge. The base of the chape was originally a rounded point. The chape measures 42.4 mm in length, 33.1 wide (top), 15.4 mm wide (base…
Created on: Tuesday 25th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 25th August 2015
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Record ID: WMID-C71057
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy scabbard chape, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval period (1300 to 1500 AD). Around 75% of the chape is present, consisting of one side. The rest is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The chape has been made from one piece, as opposed to a front and back plate soldered together. The chape was originally U-shaped. Between the two sides an openwork chevron extends as decoration. A rounded cylindrial knop is present at the centre of the base. A small circular attachment hole is present at the top of the reverse side, with an internal diameter of 1.2 mm.…
Created on: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 18th June 2019
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Record ID: WMID-77A22D
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: An incomplete gilded silver pyramid mount of Early Medieval dating (first half of the 7th Century AD). Around 50% of the pyramid mount is present, consisting of the top (apex) and two sides (faces). The rest is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The mount is hollow and originally would have had a square base. The broken stub of a transverse bar, originally for a strap attachment, is preserved on the base. The two surviving faces of the pyramid mount are decorated with the same chip-carved design, comprising a hanging triangle at the tip of the face, with sub-trian…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellesbourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-1AB1D8
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy composite box chape, from a sword or dagger scabbard, of probable Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1600). The chape has been made from a front flate, and a U-shaped box back plate. It is sub traingular in shape, with a trifoliate top and a circular knop (with circular depression) at the base. The front plate has an embossed, moustached and bearded man as decoration, within a shield shaped cartouche. The box is made from a U shaped strip, fixed to a shield shaped flat back plate. A ciruclar rivet hole (3mm in diameter) is present at the top of each s…
Created on: Thursday 11th September 2014
Last updated: Thursday 11th September 2014
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Record ID: WMID-8F9E43
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy sword scabbard chape, of Post Medieval dating (17th Century AD).. It is sub rectangular in shape. It is hexagonal in cross section, with two mid ribs and two raised side edges. Both ends are incomplete. The chape tapers gradually towards the base. No decoration is present. It measures 143.0 mm in length, a maximum width of 27.9 mm, a minimum width of 14.7 mm, a maximum thickness of 15.1 mm and a minimum thickness of 13.1 mm. The sides are 1.6 mm thick. It weighs 56.4 g. The chape is mid to dark green colour, with an even surface patina. The shape of the c…
Created on: Thursday 24th October 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 6th August 2019
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Record ID: WMID-7940D3
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy possible openwork scabbard chape, of Late Early Medieval dating (11th Century AD). The fragment consists of two irregular shaped pieces of copper alloy. A circular sectioned copper alloy rivet holds both pieces together at one end, located towards the edge of an offset semi circle. Beneath this is another offset semi circle. At the base of the second semi circle, a vertical rectangle is positioned. It measures 27.0 mm in length, 11.5 mm wide and 5.4 mm thick. Each piece of copper alloy is 2.0 mm thick. The rivet measures 2.1 mm in diameter. It weighs …
Created on: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd October 2013
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Record ID: WMID-2DE906
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy scabbard chape, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1450 to AD 1550). Approximately 50% of the chape is present, consisting only of the front plate. The back plate is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The front-piece is cast and terminates in a scallop form. An extended rounded knop is present at the base of the chape. The grooves and ridges which create the effect of the shell radiate out from a recessed openwork trefoil. Immediately above this perforation is a transverse ridge featuring irregular diagonal incisions, above which i…
Created on: Thursday 20th December 2012
Last updated: Friday 4th January 2013
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Record ID: WMID-1C2478
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy scabbard chape, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval period (1400 to 1600 AD). The scabbard chape consists of the thickly cast front piece only. The thinner back plate is not present, presumed lost in antiquity. The chape is broadly U-shaped; the lower edge terminates in a knop. At the attachment end, there is a semi circular moulding within the incurve of the 'U'. Below the moulding, is a large central heart shaped perforation. The scabbard chape measures 32.19mm in length, 22.08mm wide and 6.65mm thick. It weighs 5.1 grams. The chape is a da…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2012
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2012
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Record ID: LVPL-B92263
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast white metal (probably pewter) scabbard chape of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (1400 - 1600 AD). The chape appears to have been cast as opposed to being formed from a sheet of white metal, folded and crimped into shape. It is is sub triangular in plan, and pentagonal in cross section. The chape is incomplete, with damage present around the mouth, indicating that it was originally longer. The tip / end of the scabbard is also pentagonal in shape, and is flat. No decoration appears to be present on any surface. The chape is a mid grey colour, with an…
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2011
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Record ID: HESH-934212
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy scabbard chape of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval Dating (Late 15th to 16th Centuries AD). The chape is broadly an irregular U shape in plan and irregular in cross section. The front consists of a semi oval shape, with a central longtitudinal rib. The back retains traces of a cast ridge, following the external edge, probably for attachment of a back piece. It is a mid green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion has resulted in the loss of surface detail and decoration, although a couple of areas appear to retain a small amount…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd February 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 4th January 2012
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