Dress Chapes
& Knife Scabbard Chapes
 

Dress chapes

Chape
with piercing
CH01

Object: Chape
Culture: Tudor. 15th-16th century
Country/Area of Origin: Greenwich, England
Material: Brass
Size: 43mm length
Weight: 0.54g

Notes:
Foreshore find in front of one of Henry VIII's palaces, Greenwich, England. Folded metal construction with piercing for stitch. Aglet tapers very slightly towards the end. Similar to MoL Egan & Pritchard Dress Accessories, Item 1428, Swan Lane, Upper Thames Street, London and Item 1414 Baynard House, Baynard Castle dock, London.

Chape
with possible remnant
CH02

Object: Chape
Culture: Tudor. 15th-16th century
Country/Area of Origin: Greenwich, England
Material: Brass
Size: 30mm length
Weight: 0.28g
.
Notes:
Foreshore find in front of one of Henry VIII's palaces, Greenwich, England. Folded metal construction with piercing for stitch. Possible fragment remains inside. Similar to MoL Egan & Pritchard Dress Accessories, Item 1428, Swan Lane, Upper Thames Street, London and Item 1414 Baynard House, Baynard Castle dock, London.

Chape
with piercing
CH03

Object: Chape
Culture: Tudor. 15th-16th century
Country/Area of Origin: Greenwich, England
Material: Brass
Size: 24mm length
Weight: 0.1g

Notes:
Foreshore find in front of one of Henry VIII's palaces, Greenwich, England. Folded metal construction with piercing for rivet or stitch. Aglet does not taper, but is a consistant width the entire length. Similar to MoL Egan & Pritchard Dress Accessories, Item 1428, Swan Lane, Upper Thames Street, London and Item 1414 Baynard House, Baynard Castle dock, London.

Chape
with piercing
CH04

Object: Chape
Culture: Tudor. 15th-16th century
Country/Area of Origin: Greenwich, England
Material: Brass
Size: 25mm length
Weight: 0.21g

Notes:
Foreshore find in front of one of Henry VIII's palaces, Greenwich, England. Folded metal construction with piercing for rivet or stitch. Aglet tapers towards the end. Similar to MoL Egan & Pritchard Dress Accessories, Item 1428, Swan Lane, Upper Thames Street, London and Item 1414 Baynard House, Baynard Castle dock, London.

Chape
with piercing
CH05

Object: Chape
Culture: Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: UK.
Material: Brass
Size: 24mm length
Weight: 0.3g

Notes: Folded metal construction with piercing for rivet or stitch. Similar to MoL Egan & Pritchard Dress Accessories, Item 1414 Baynard House, Baynard Castle dock, London.

Chape
with etching

CH06

Object
: Chape
Culture: Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: UK
Material: Brass
Size: 40mm length
Weight: 1.89g

Notes: Possibly aglet. Rolled metal tube with decorative lines etched. UK Metal Detecting Group.


Knife or dagger scabbard chapes

Chape
Knife or dagger scabbard
KCH02


Object
:
Knife chape
Culture:
Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: Southwark Bridge, Thames River. England
Material: with gold gilding
Size:
11mm x 30mm
Weight: 2.93g

Notes: Chape is constructed from sheet metal folded to shape. The chape has a number of decorative V s around the opening on one side only. Item found near Southwark Bridge on the Thames River, England on the north side of the river in the 1980s.

Chape
Knife or dagger scabbard chape
KCH01

Object: Chape
Culture: Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: UK.
Material:
Size: 35mm length
Weight: 3.98g

Notes: Chape is made of folded metal with the seam at the back. Undecorated. Likely to be used at the terminal of a knife or dagger or scabbard.

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