Tyne and Wear HER(926): South Shields, bone chape - Details
South Shields, bone chape
Dress and Personal Accessories
Bone scabbard chape of rectangular shape with a raised rib and openwork pelta decoration. 60 mm long x 41 mm wide. The Ordnance Survey quotes from the British Museum Accession Register of 1896: "Found at South Shields about 1877. Purchased from the Rev L Hooppell".
<< HER 926 >> L. Allason-Jones & R. Miket, 1984, The Catalogue of Small Finds from South Shields Roman Fort, Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, Monograph, No.2.8 Ordnance Survey archaeological record cards, DT, 1956, bone scabbard plate