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Unique ID: SF-351D17

Object type certainty: Certain
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Typical post-mediaeval triangular type sword-belt fitting (hook) with two iron rivets. The copper alloy mount is 28mm long to the broken arm of the point. It is 13.5mm wide at the broader end which is indented in a V shape. The sides taper in to 8.5mm before narrowing abruptly to 4mm breadth for the pin or hook shank, which is broken off after 5mm of its length. The mount is filed to a domed profile and slightly hollowed on the reverse.

Class: sword-belt fitting

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: 28 mm
Width: 13.5 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 3.94 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2001

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Dr Tom Plunkett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Thornham Magna

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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