DENO-4E78D2: Probable Sword Belt Fitting

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Unique ID: DENO-4E78D2

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete cast copper alloy hooked fitting of probable post Medieval date (c.1600-1700). The fitting has a flat oval body with a tapered hook folded under at one end and a broken attachment loop at the other end. The oval plate has ferrous corrosion in the centre of the upper surface and along the base of the underside which probably is probably the remains of an iron rivet. There is no discernible surface decoration. The hook possibly formed part of a sword belt and rough parallels can be found in 'Hooked Clasps & Eyes' by Brian Read, p.222.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.8 mm
Width: 19.9 mm
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Weight: 9.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st June 2010 - Sunday 1st August 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Charlotte Burrill
Identified by: Ms Charlotte Burrill
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E6942

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
To be known as: Towton

Spatial coordinates

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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