WILT-FDF4AB: Post medieval: Sword belt

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A complete post medieval copper alloy mount from a sword belt, dating to the period AD 1500-1600.

The mount has an integral forward facing hook and a separate loop. The loop is fixed securely but can move freely on the hook. The main plate of the mount is foliate in design and also possesses two rivet holes, one at the bottom and one at the top. The latter has its rivet missing.

The length is 53.22mm, the maximum width is 21.63mm, the thickness (without the integral loop). Is 11.17mm and the weight is 11.75g.

Please see Read (2001) "Metal Artefacts of Antiquity. A Catalogue of Small Finds from Specific Areas of the United Kingdom". Page 43, figure 26, No. 373 for similar. From this illustration, it could be suggested that this singular mount was initially part of a set.

Class: Sword belt

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 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 53.22 mm
Width: 21.63 mm
Thickness: 11.17 mm
Weight: 11.75 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Grace Clark
Identified by: Miss Grace Clark

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5069

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Longstock (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3337
Four figure Latitude: 51.13133113
Four figure longitude: -1.52976973
1:25K map: SU3337
1:10K map: SU33NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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