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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Craft, industry and trade

Copper alloy chape

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

Copper alloy chape with incised line decoration. The chape was originally tin-plated to give a silver appearance.

 

This unusual piece fitted on the bottom of a leather knife or dagger sheath, but no British parallels are known.

Materials/Media:
Copper alloy
Source:
The Whithorn Trust
Digital Number:
WTAH017


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