A corroded and bent cast copper-alloy artefact: probably one of the external plates from a three-piece composite medieval cast copper-alloy strap-end (c. 14th centuy AD). The object is sub-rectangular in shape with a broken terminal, the section above folded round on itself. At the opposite (attachment) end there is a main central perforation extending to the edge; the tab to one side of this has also been lost. On the other tab which has been folded back on itself there is an extant copper-alloy rivet. The upper surface of the sheet plate is crudely decorated with incised lines. An off centre pair of longitudinal lines has diagonals running between them at roughly equal intervals. Either side, below each rivet, is a pair of diagonals, below which triangles formed of converging diagonals. Alternate trapezoidal zones are filled with rocker-arm decoration. For a strap-end with similar decoration see Griffiths et al. (2007, 135; ref. 1571), and also HAMP-0B5561, HAMP-D129D8 on this database. The arrangement of the perforations, together with the incision, is typical of composite strap-ends with forked spacers as illustrated in Egan and Pritchard (1991, 142; fig. 93).
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