BERK-4CB2AE: Medieval strap end: strap end

Rights Holder: Oxfordshire County Council
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Unique ID: BERK-4CB2AE

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy strap end of later medieval date (c.AD 1100 - 1500). The object has a solid globular terminal from which extends a solid collar which then splits into two rectangular plates. An iron rivet at located at the end of the plates joins them both and would have secured the leather strap in place.Several examples of this type of strap end can be seen on the PAS database, the majority of which are recorded as Medieval in date (e.g. HAMP-2CE645, SUSS-6D1711). However some are thought to date to as late as the 17th Century (NCL-1D0882) and others even as early as the 8th Century AD (NMS-A59A63, NMS-F1E456 or NMS-EFA978).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.6 mm
Width: 7.6 mm
Thickness: 7.6 mm
Weight: 6.9 g
Diameter: 9.8 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2015.718

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Enstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4025
Four figure Latitude: 51.92209174
Four figure longitude: -1.41977042
1:25K map: SP4025
1:10K map: SP42NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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