YORYM-BD3FE6: YORYM-BD3FE6 Post-Medieval snake form buckle

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Cast copper alloy snake form belt hook, including one cast copper alloy strap fitting with a lion's head. There are traces of gilding remaining on both segments of the object. The strap fitting has an oval-planned body, domed, with a moulded lion's head set in border of incised, slanting lines. There is a rectangular tag for attaching a strap to one side of the head. The other side has an integral loop, at a perpendicular angle to the face; one snake's head passes through this loop to form an anchor, the other head being the means of fastening and unfastening. The snake is double-headed, with a raised band around the centre. The heads are pointed, with eyes; there is a band of decoration to either side of the raised central band.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56.36 mm
Width: 22.5 mm
Weight: 171.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 25th August 2007 - Monday 27th August 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Beth Echtenacher
Identified by: Beth Echtenacher

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Snape with Thorp (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2784
Four figure Latitude: 54.250974
Four figure longitude: -1.587113
1:25K map: SE2784
1:10K map: SE28SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 10 days ago

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