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Please note that this guide has not been fundamentally changed from the original print version of the Finds Recording Guide (Geake 2001), written when the database contained just 8,800 non-numismatic records.
These are thought to have been used to fasten belts. State whether the decoration is only on one face, or continues all around the object.
PAS object type to be used
Use STRAP FITTING
PAS object classification to use
Add ‘S shaped fastener’ to the Classification field
They seem at the moment to date from the late 16th and 17th centuries (Read 2008, 230; nos 822, 823), and there seems to be a gap between them and the modern S-shaped ‘snake-belt’ fastener (Read 2008, 230-231; nos 825, 826). An example of the latter is SUR-D53841, comparable with a fastener found at the site of the wreck of the Dunbar (1857), near Sydney.