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Fragment of decorated gold foil

Description:

Cut small thin strip of gold, decorated with punched dots and with a hole in the centre of a rounded terminal. This piece was found associated with other scraps of precious metal, and was probably part of the stock of a metalworker. Originally it may well ave been the end of a fillet, or brow-band to hold a wimple in place, and dates to the early 13th century.

Accession number:
88.6907 / AU3
Digital Number:
WTAH118


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