PUBLIC-28D264: post medieval strap fitting front and back

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STRAP FITTING

Unique ID: PUBLIC-28D264

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Post Medieval copper alloy hooked strap fitting, probably a 17th century sword belt fitting. The mount has a raised round central plate decorated with an embossed design with traces of gilding: and an incised line running parallel to to the plate's edge now obscured by corrosion. At one end of the plate is a projecting oval flat knop with a circular hole in the centre filled with iron corrosion. At the opposite end of the plate is an oval-sectioned knop where the hook would have been now ending in a worn break. The mount is 40.26 mm long, 23.76 mm wide and 4.65 mm thick and weighs 5.1 grams. Several similar items are illustrated in Read (2008:221-2) in particular 797 which has a similar shape and 799 which has a similar design. He suggests a 17th century date for these examples.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.26 mm
Width: 23.76 mm
Thickness: 4.65 mm
Weight: 5.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th April 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alan CHARMAN
Identified by: Mr Alan CHARMAN

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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