LANCUM-63E597: Broken sword belt fitting or sword belt mount

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Unique ID: LANCUM-63E597

Object type certainty: Probably
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Probably a copper alloy sword belt fitting dating from the post-medieval period, that is c. AD1500-1700. It is complete except for the hooked terminal which is missing. The fitting is tear-shaped with a clear obverse and reverse. In the centre are the remains of a probably iron rivet of which mostly corrosion products are left. There is no decoration and possible remains of solder on the reverse. On the obverse, it i decorated with a heart- and possibly kidney-shaped moulding. Within are moulded fleur-de-lis. There is also a small fleur-de-lis-shaped knop on the side opposite to the broken hook.

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: 40 mm
Width: 19 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 6.02 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd February 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Chorley (District)
To be known as: Croston

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: LANCUM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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