CORN-48B888: sword belt hanger

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CLOTHING FASTENING

Unique ID: CORN-48B888

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

Gilt copper-alloy clothing fastener, possibly a sword belt hanger. Sub-rectangular loop attached to circular boss with lion's head motif in high relief. There is an integral circular attachment loop set at right angles to the boss. The outer edge of the loop and boss has engraved cable decoration. The upper surface of the boss has been gilded and much of it survives. Probably a naval fastener as similar examples were recovered from the wreck of HMS Innocence and are on display at Portsmouth Historic Ships Yard.
Similar to HAMP1024 and HAMP2958 on the database.
18th century

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47.8 mm
Width: 26 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 18.07 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st March 2002 - Sunday 31st March 2002

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast

Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5840
Four figure Latitude: 50.210409
Four figure longitude: -5.393156
1:25K map: SW5840
1:10K map: SW50NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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