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Chape from sheath; 144 mm long and 33 mm wide at the top; the chape end is 57 mm high and 35 mm wide. The bridge and frame is in copper-alloy sheet and the chape end has been cast on (with blow holes at the top, front and back). There are no clamps and no sign that clamps have been removed. The bridge is 14 mm deep, with a defining groove just below the top and the bottom edge slightly convex. There is a crack in the frame on the front left, just above the chape end. The deep chape end is heart-shaped with a moulded tip, high swollen finials and moulded finishes.
Height: 57 millimetres (chape end)
Length: 144 millimetres
Width: 35 millimetres (chape end)
Width: 33 millimetres (top)
Depth: 14 millimetres (bridge)
- Curator's comments
- Stead 2006
Gresham 1939:120 and pl. ii:1; Piggott 1950: 10 and 26, fig. 3:7 (Group 11); Spratling 1972: no. 281; Jope 2000: 282, pl. 2i6:e. See also 1862,0627.16 and 1892,0901.459, and for the site, see p.33.
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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