PUBLIC-5A21A6: Medieval to post-medieval strap-fitting

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STRAP FITTING

Unique ID: PUBLIC-5A21A6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A late medieval to post-medieval cast copper-alloy strap connector. It consists of three conjoined apertures, two small and circular, above one large and kidney-shaped and with a central, small internal projection. The small holes are surmounted by a protruding trefoil. Both sides of the object are moulded and traces of a white-metal coating survive on the higher points of both.

Length 29.29 mm, width 24.18 mm, thickness 2.06 mm, weight 3.6 g

For similar see Baart (1977, 160-161; nos 186-189); no. 187 has a very similar large aperture.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.29 mm
Width: 24.18 mm
Thickness: 2.06 mm
Weight: 3.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 23rd March 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Tony Bishenden
Identified by: Mr Tony Bishenden
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Sandwich

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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