SF-081EA2: Strap fitting

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Unique ID: SF-081EA2

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A complete and worn cast copper-alloy strap fitting, probably from a sword or baldrick belt of Post-Medieval date.

It is flat. At the attachment end is a transverse rectangular bar, still containing the corroded remains of a separate iron rivet. Beneath this is a sub-rectangular plate which tapers before expanding into a smaller transverse bar with rounded terminals. At the bottom of the plate is an integrally cast hook. This is D-shaped in section, rectangular and bent forwards.

This strap fitting measures 25.74mm in length, 13.99mm in width, 2.47mm in thickness, 3.46g in weight.

There is a similar example published by Read (Read, 2008, p. 222, no. 801).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.74 mm
Width: 13.99 mm
Thickness: 2.47 mm
Weight: 3.46 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Gemma Stewart
Identified by: Miss Gemma Stewart

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
To be known as: Milden

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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