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STRAP FITTING

Unique ID: SF5123

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Well-made mount in the shape of an acorn. The upper surface is convex; the cup is decorated with oblique rows of pellets, and the kernel has small grooves making shading as it disappears into the cup. On top of the kernel is a little knop. The stalk is unusual; it is large, and curves around to become a bird's head, with a dot eye and pointed beak. The reverse is flat, apart from the knop which is rounded; there are two bent-over attachment spikes. It has a nice mid-green patina.

Class: mount

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1500
Date to: AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34 mm
Width: 15 mm
Weight: 4.96 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2001

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: SUFFOLK FRECKENHAM

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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