SWYOR-2B6CD2: Post medieval sword belt strap fitting

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Unique ID: SWYOR-2B6CD2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast, copper alloy strap fitting from a sword belt dating from the post-Medieval period, AD 1500-1700. It is the hooked plate from a sword belt. It is sub-rectangular in shape, tapering slightly towards the ornate hooked end where it is decorated on each side with a shallow, v-shaped notch followed by a semi-circular cut-out, terminating is a fleur de lis, the central feather of which is broken off, but which would have extended into a wide hook. The broader end is biconcave. A broad, central groove runs down the full length of the upper side of the artefact. There are two rivet holes in this central groove; one just inside the broader edge, which contains the remains of a ferrous rivet, and one between the v shaped notches. The plate is fluted, with a wide shallow concave flute on each side of the central groove. The artefact has a rough, light green patina. It is 35.6mm long, 18.9mm wide and 1.7mm thick. It weighs 4.22gm. Compare SF6565.

Class: sword belt fitting

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.6 mm
Width: 18.9 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 4.22 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th October 2013 - Sunday 20th October 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Doncaster 00956

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Owersby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0595
Four figure Latitude: 53.44132354
Four figure longitude: -0.42070298
1:25K map: TF0595
1:10K map: TF09NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: SWYOR
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 30 days ago

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