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POST MEDIEVAL CHAPE

Copper alloy lace chape. The chape is conical and hollow with a possibly solid globular terminal. It is formed (above the terminal) by a sheet of metal being rolled around to meet with itself and the join is clearly visible along one side. To the top, open end of the chap are two circular perforations set opposite to each other. Within the open end of the chape it is possible to see the remains of…