SF-949222: sword-belt fitting

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Unique ID: SF-949222

Object type certainty: Probably
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A Post-Medieval cast copper alloy sword-belt fitting. It is the hooked section of hook and eye clasp . The upper plate has a lozenge shape, and has a tear-drop shaped attachment riveted through it to form a stud which would have been fixed through a leather strap. The lower part of the plate is a narrow rectangular strip with a pair of transverse knops halfway along. This tapers to a tip which is curved forward to create a close-butted loop or hook. See Read 2008 no.801 for an object with a similar function, but lacking the stud for attachment.

The fitting measures 22.65mm in length and weighs 2.78g.

Class: fitting

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 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.65 mm
Weight: 2.78 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Jane Carr
Identified by: Mrs Jane Carr

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Oakley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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