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A narrow-pointed sword or dagger scabbard chape, originally with a separate sheet back-plate, now missing. The chape has a crenellated top edge, cordate and trefoil openwork, and radiating 'scallop-shell' grooves at the closed end.
Late medieval to early post medieval
Late 15th - 16th century
Method of Manufacture:
33mm x 24mm
Cf. Brian Read, Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, No. 685; Gordon Bailey, Detector Finds 3, pp.86-87; London Museum Medieval Catalogue (1940), p.285 (Type III)