SF-CEBDA3: Post-Medieval Strap Fitting

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Unique ID: SF-CEBDA3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper-alloy strap fitting or toggle of Post-Medieval date. It has a plate that is roughly rectangular in form with one slightly curved end and two large semi-circular notches to each side of the plate. At either end of the plate are central circular rivet holes with the corroded remains of now missing iron rivets. The front face of the plate has moulded and symmetrical foliate motifs. At the base of the plate is a terminal knop that is circular in form and slightly raised to form a disc-shaped toggle. It has moulded decoration on the front face of the toggle comprising a cross with central pellet and floriated ends. The entire object measures 38.69mm in length, 17.06mm in width, 2.26mm in thickness, and weighs 5.31g.

This is a Post-Medieval strap fitting or toggle with a near identical parallel published by Read (2008: no. 761). It belongs to his Early Post-Medieval Type 5 toggle-clasps and dates to the 16th or 17th centuries AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.69 mm
Width: 17.06 mm
Thickness: 2.26 mm
Weight: 5.31 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st March 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: East Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Swaffham Bulbeck

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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