SWYOR-DC1C48: Post Medieval strap fitting; sword belt fitting

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Unique ID: SWYOR-DC1C48

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete, cast copper alloy, sword belt fitting dating from the Post-Medieval period, AD 1500-1650. It is flat and sub-rectangular in plan. One end has a pair of shallow, semi-circular cut-outs forming a bi-concave end; the other end tapers to a narrow projection which is incomplete and may have been a hook. The hook end also has large circular holes forming attachment loops; one is broken. There is a slightly raised, central ridge along the fitting, with an incised, shallow groove running down its apex, running the length of the main body. To either dies of the ridge, the fitting is slightly fluted. There are two rivet holes on the midline, one at each end of the fitting. Both contain the remains of copper alloy rivets. The back of the fitting is mostly flat and both sides are undecorated. The fitting has a rough, light green patina. It has suffured post-depositional bending. It is 42.6mm long, 18.6mm wide and 2.3mm thick. It weighs 4.08gm.

Similar sword belt fittings can be found on the database; compare for example references LIN-738273, GLO-B0E551 and WMID-DF4646.

Class: Sword belt fitting

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.6 mm
Width: 18.6 mm
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 4.08 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st March 2015 - Tuesday 31st March 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2531

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Ryther cum Ossendyke (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5439
Four figure Latitude: 53.84444457
Four figure longitude: -1.18075146
1:25K map: SE5439
1:10K map: SE53NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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