DENO-129798: Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval Strap Fitting (Sword Belt)

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Unique ID: DENO-129798

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Incomplete post Medieval cast copper alloy sword belt fitting. The fitting consists of an irregular-shaped plate decorated with an incised curvilinear floriate design. The plate had two circular rivets at the top and bottom, one of the holes for these rivets survives intact but the other is incomplete as it is the point of a break. The fitting is broken at both the top and bottom.

Compare with DENO-11C9C1 a complete example of this type of fitting.

Fittings of this type are typically dated c.1550-1650.

Class: Sword Belt

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.25 mm
Width: 16.48 mm
Thickness: 1.86 mm
Weight: 3.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2012 - Saturday 31st March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Charlotte Burrill
Identified by: Ms Charlotte Burrill
Secondary identifier: Ms Charlotte Burrill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E7594

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
To be known as: Thoresby Area

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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