DOR-CCDF2D: Post medieval strap fitting

Rights Holder: Somerset County Council
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

STRAP FITTING

Unique ID: DOR-CCDF2D

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

A copper alloy strap fitting. A belt mount with two incomplete integral attachment spikes at the rear, set on the long axis. The mount has an upper inverted drop-shaped plate with a scalloped upper edge and projection at the base. The projection is trilobed with the central lower lobe being a loop with a central hole. The loop is likely to have had an element suspended from it, now missing. The main plate is decorated with a possible moulded human face at the centre, perhaps flanked by wings. The lower projection is decorated with a row of three raised oval pellets. Both faces retain areas of copper-coloured gilding. The rear is flat. This is possibly a sword belt mount.
Date: Post Medieval - c. 1600 - 1700
Dimensions: 30.94 mm x 20.47 mm x 2.45
mm
Weight: 5.90 g

A similar more complete example is recorded in database record WILT-F3576E

Class: Belt mount

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.94 mm
Width: 20.47 mm
Thickness: 2.45 mm
Weight: 5.9 g

Personal details

This information is restricted for your access level.

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 019024

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Wynford Eagle

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: DOR-CCADF6
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A copper alloy strap fitting. A belt mount with two integral attachment spikes at the rear, set on the long axis and both bent downwards. The…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: OXON-92FE71
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
An complete Post Medieval sword belt mount dating to the 16th century AD. The plate of the mount has a tri-lobed end with the side leave…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SOMDOR-3B4354
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Copper alloy sword belt fitting. It is an incomplete bar mount with suspension loops and hooked pendant attachments. Only one end of the bar a…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.