STRAP FITTING

Unique ID: BERK-F076E2

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post medieval cast copper alloy S-shaped belt hook with zoomorphic terminals. Dated to the 16th or 17th century. It is formed of a single piece of copper alloy curled round at either end to act as a fixing for a belt. Each end is cast with a narrow snout or beak with an incised line for a mouth, brow ridges in relief and small incised dots for eyes. There is also a pattern of scales or feathers on the curves (which would be the back of the ‘necks’ of the animals which are perhaps intended to be snakes or swans. The hook also has a cast decorative band around the centre with leaf or feather shapes extending from both sides towards the snakes heads. Dated c.1550-1650 AD.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to Landowners
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Length: 40.42 mm
Width: 18.34 mm
Thickness: 6.73 mm
Weight: 15.3 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st September 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Charlotte Burrill - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Charlotte Burrill - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Oxfordshire
District: West Oxfordshire
To be known as: Clanfield

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Character undetermined[scope notes]

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Created: Thursday 29th November 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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