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

Rights Holder: York Museums Trust
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

STRAP FITTING

Unique ID: YORYM-BD3FE6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: 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

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
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

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: HAMP-A5BD87
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
An S-shaped belt fitting in the form of a double-headed snake. One snake head has a pennanular ring in its mouth.
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SUSS-46A290
Object type: VESSEL
Broadperiod: ROMAN
An incomplete cast copper alloy zoomorphic object, possibly an incomplete vessel mount or related object dating to the Roman period. The moun…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: BERK-DA9F7C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
One half of a cast copper alloy military sword belt buckle, dating to the late 18th / early 19th century AD. The buckle has a D-shaped frame …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.