LON-2B98B7: A medieval copper alloy strap end dating to the 14th century.

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Unique ID: LON-2B98B7

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A medieval copper alloy strap end dating to the 14th century. The object is formed of a single sheet of copper alloy which has been folded widthways. It would have been connected to the strap by two rivets, which are no longer present. The rivet holes have been drilled from one side and are located along the open edge on both sides of the object. One side of the strap end appears to taper from the bend to the opposing edge. The object has some damage and has developed a light-mid green patina.

A similar example can be found in Egan and Pritchard (1991, no. 594) though that example only has a single rivet connecting the strap. The example in Egan and Pritchard dates to the late 14th century.

Dimensions: length: 30.26 mm; width: 11.63 mm; thickness: 3.57 mm; weight: 2.98g.

Reference: Egan G. and Pritchard F. 1991. Dress Accessories: Medieval finds from the Museum of London. The Stationery Office, London

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.26 mm
Width: 11.63 mm
Thickness: 3.57 mm
Weight: 2.98 g

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Recorded by: Mr Ben Paites
Identified by: Mr Ben Paites

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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