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Update to I.2: Dagger Chape!

31 Jan

My friend submitted pics of the odd conical object he found with me on the 29th January to the friendly (and expert) folks of the MDF forum (http://www.metaldetectingforum.co.uk/). They identified it as a chape, or the metal point of a dagger scabbard. Quite a find! I like to think that the owner of the scabbard dropped it on the way to or from the building whose ruins I was investigating. Obviously the leather of the scabbard has long-since rotted away.

More pictures of the chape:

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The chape would have looked something like this:

dagger-scabbard-chape