KENT-9B1BF2: Strap fitting: incomplete copper alloy s-shaped belt hook

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STRAP FITTING

Unique ID: KENT-9B1BF2

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper alloy S-shaped belt hook or strap fitting dating to the Post-Medieval period, (1500-1700). The object would have been S-shaped in plan and is oval in cross-section. The remaining terminal curves narrowly towards the centre and was likely fashioned into an animal head, such as a snake or swan. Remnants of gilding can be seen on the object. The fitting is 39.42mm long, 19.28mm wide, 4.09mm thick and weighs 8.06 grams.

A similar example from the River Thames foreshore is no.825, p230, Read, (2008) and has been dated to c. mid-16th century. A more complete example which can be found on the database is LANCUM-0B7987.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.42 mm
Width: 19.28 mm
Thickness: 4.09 mm
Weight: 8.06 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Rachael Hills
Identified by: Miss Rachael Hills

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
To be known as: Marden

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Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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