BUC-3CEF53: Post-Medieval Strap Fitting

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Unique ID: BUC-3CEF53

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver fragment of a belt clasp or hook. The terminals of the hook are missing but the hook would have been S-shaped. The central area is waisted with three raised circular bands in the centre (the central band is widest). Either side of this the hook has irregular linear surface decoration (possibly intended to represent foliage) before narrowing to undecorated sections towards the broken ends, which are circular in section. Similar hooks often have zoomorphic terminals and were used in place of a buckle.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2005T265


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: Circa AD 1750
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28 mm
Thickness: 3.93 mm
Diameter: 6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th June 2005

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey
Identified by: Bet McLeod
Secondary identifier: Ms Ros Tyrrell

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2005T265
Treasure case number: 2005T265

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
To be known as: Piddington area

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers event at Piddington
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Recording Institution: BUC
Created: Friday 24th March 2006
Updated: Wednesday 20th March 2013

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