WMID-712791: Post Medieval: Strap Fitting (Belt Mount)

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STRAP FITTING

Unique ID: WMID-712791

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete copper alloy mount or strap fitting, of Post Medieval dating (AD 1500 to AD 1700).

The mount is sub triangular (tear drop) in shape and rectangular in section. The obverse is convex (slightly bowed) with bevelled edges and has a ring and dot decoration on its surface. The reverse is concave and contains two integrally cast attachment spikes. Each spike is incomplete and has a sub square cross section.

The mount measures 31.1 mm in length, it has a maximum width of 11.1 mm and 5.8 mm thick. It weighs 2.6 grams.

The mount is a mid green to mid brown in colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the ploughsoil may have resulted in the loss of some of the original surface detail.

Class: Belt Mount

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.1 mm
Width: 11.1 mm
Thickness: 5.8 mm
Weight: 2.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd November 2014 - Sunday 2nd November 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Helen Glenn
Identified by: Miss Helen Glenn

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dudley (Metropolitan District)
District: Dudley (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Kingswinford North and Wall Heath (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8788
Four figure Latitude: 52.48975649
Four figure longitude: -2.19288472
1:25K map: SO8788
1:10K map: SO88NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out using a metal detector

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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