KENT-1FD301: Post Medieval strap fitting

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Unique ID: KENT-1FD301

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete post Medieval strap fitting or mount possibly dating to c. 16th - 17th century AD or later. It has a moulded lozenge shaped plate with fleur-de-lis shaped terminals at each end. The lozenge is convex and outlined by a single line groove which joins with the fleur-de-lis design at both ends. The back face is mostly flat but hollow in the centre where the lozenge is concave. It is undecorated, and has a complete lug at one end and the remains of another lug at the other end. The surviving lug is rectangular in plan and bent inwards at a 90 degrees angle from the back of the plate. It is rectangular in cross-section with a rounded tip.

Measurements: 40.6mm in length, 15.9mm in width, 3.6mm in thickness, and weighs 5.1g

A similar strap fitting can be seen at SF-BC40A0.


Recorded by club recorder, not seen by FLO.

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 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.6 mm
Width: 15.9 mm
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Weight: 5.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st June 2014 - Sunday 1st June 2014

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Decoration style: Floral
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
Parish or ward: Great Mongeham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR3450
Four figure Latitude: 51.20126012
Four figure longitude: 1.34821673
1:25K map: TR3450
1:10K map: TR35SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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