LEIC-2A9D30: Medieval 'lyre' type copper alloy strap end, 1350-1450

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Unique ID: LEIC-2A9D30

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Medieval copper alloy strap end fragment, Length: 30 mm, width: 23 mm, thickness: 3 mm, weight: 5.84 g.

The object consists of a fragment of the lower part of a 'lyre 'shaped strap end. The upper portion is sub rectangular in form but represents the lower portion of a crescent shaped fragment. It has two circular rivets present, sitting side by side, below a fragment of a complete edge, with a raised solid border, and sitting above a curved raised line forming the lower edge of the crescent. The upper part has an area of cross hatched and raised decoration. below the lower curved line is a 'trefoil' shaped projection with a sereis of linear depressions radiating outwards to its edges. The whole surface has traces of gilding. The reverse, which is plain, has traces of silvering all over it.

For a complete example please see LEIC-29578A HAMP-B9087F and CORN-BD8107

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Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 23 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 5.84 g

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Recorded by: Ms Elisabeth Janovsky
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District)
To be known as: Leicestershire

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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