DOR-241DF2: Medieval strap fitting

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Unique ID: DOR-241DF2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy strap fitting or furniture mount. A rectangular mount with large trefoil, fleur-de lys style terminal at each side. In the middle of each of the terminals is a small circular attachment hole, one of which retains traces of an iron rivet or nail. In the centre is a rectangular aperture. This may be a sword belt fitting or possibly a decorative fitting for furniture, perhaps an escutcheon for a small handle
Date: Medieval to Early Post Medieval - 14th to 16th century
Dimensions: 37.47 mm x 15.14 mm x 2.19 mm
Weight: 4.23 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.47 mm
Width: 15.14 mm
Thickness: 2.19 mm
Weight: 4.23 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 8th February 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 021783

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
To be known as: Compton Abbas

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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