FAKL-3EEB98: Medieval strap end

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Unique ID: FAKL-3EEB98

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Medieval strap end, cast copper alloy, incomplete. The strap end is base on the Late Medieval 'lyre shaped' buckles as found at Meols (Griffiths et. al. 2007, Pl. 17, No. 765). The strap was fitted into a square socket through which are two, 2.6mm diameter, rivet holes. On one of its faces is lettering in black letter, or pseudo black letter style. This cannot be read. The other face is plain. Separated from the socket by a deep groove are truncated remains of a decorative plate, only part of the central secttion survives, it is likely that two lateral elements are missing. The central section bears chip-carved decoraton which might represent a human face along with chevron lines. Length 49.5mm, Width 25.2mm, Thickness 6.2mm, Mass 16.57g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1390
Date to: Circa AD 1420

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49.5 mm
Width: 25.2 mm
Thickness: 6.2 mm
Weight: 16.57 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SWY 997

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Naburn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6045
Four figure Latitude: 53.89770781
Four figure longitude: -1.08839963
1:25K map: SE6045
1:10K map: SE64NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: FAKL
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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