SUSS-F746B4: Post Medieval hooked clasp

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STRAP FITTING

Unique ID: SUSS-F746B4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast copper alloy hooked clasp with openwork design. This is the hooked section of a two part clasp. The main plate is heart shaped with a trefoil opening in the centre. At the top projects a rounded knop containing the residue of an iron rivet in the centre. The lower point of the heart extends downwards and continues into a forward facing blunt hook. The top of the hook is flanked by projecting rounded knops with the residue of a second iron rivet between them. There is evidence of white metal coating, probably tinning. Length 55.3mm, width 21.7mm. Weight 8.49 grams.

It is identical to No 802 in Read (2008) p. 223 where the adjoining eye section is also illustrated. Read suggests such pieces were from sword belt, baldrick or horse harness dating to the 16th or 17th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 55.3 mm
Width: 21.7 mm
Weight: 8.49 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 13th August 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Claire Goodey
Identified by: Mrs Claire Goodey
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Openwork
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
To be known as: Near Chichester

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
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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Audit data

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

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