PUBLIC-13751C: PUBLIC-13751C composite strap-end

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STRAP FITTING

Unique ID: PUBLIC-13751C

Object type certainty: Possibly
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An incomplete copper alloy strap fitting, likely from a sword bet, dating to the post medieval period (c.AD 1500-1600).

Description : Composite in form consisting of two 0.8mm thickness plates that are riveted together without a spacer. The 'face' plate is rounded at one end then with in-curved sides narrows to a trefoil end. The trefoil end is likely a broken rounded hook. The reverse plate is a simple rectangular sandwich plate that is secured with two in-situ copper-alloy rivets, fitted along the centre line at each end. The face plate has decoration consisting of an engraved centre line along the length and chevrons upon it. The surface displays a corroded brown colour with patches of green.

Dimensions : length 24.2mm, width 15.5mm, overall thickness 2.9mm and weight 2.7g.

Discussion : This object seems to be a sword hanger paired with a backing plate, which is unusual. The form of the hooked plate is however fairly well paralleled amongst 16th century sword hanger hooks like LVPL-ADB3BA and illustrated in Read (2001: 43), no. 373.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.2 mm
Width: 15.5 mm
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 2.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 20th September 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Sholden

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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