HAMP-294347: Medieval strap-end

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STRAP END

Unique ID: HAMP-294347

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A complete medieval copper-alloy composite strap end with a cast integral forked spacer plate, dating to the period 1100-1500. The frame is U-shaped, with two U-shaped sheets of metal, one on either side. These are held in place by a single rivet at the base of each plate (on the curve of the U, almost a point). The terminal is oval in shape. From the curve of the frame extends a zoomorphic moulding, 4.87mm maximum width and 2.28mm in thickness. Beyond a collar at the widest point below the frame are three thicker transverse mouldings with recesses between. The mouldings presumably represent ears, brow-ridge and snout.

The strap end measures 23.53mm in length and 9.65mm at maximum width. It tapers to 4.65mm at the base of the U-shape, extending 11.29mm along the zoomorphic projection to the end. The weight of the strap end is 1.47g and has a dark green patina throughout.

Parallels to this can be found in Egan and Pritchard (1993), p144, nos.681-682, but also SOM-B54125.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.53 mm
Width: 9.65 mm
Weight: 1.47 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Fiona Johnstone
Identified by: Miss Fiona Johnstone

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Entry Form WINCM 282

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Coombe Bissett

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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