DEV-87E2A2: A Medieval copper alloy strap fitting

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Unique ID: DEV-87E2A2

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A Medieval copper alloy strap fitting, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1500. The fittign consists of an undecorated bar, plano convex in cross section and with two integral rivets projecting from the reverse. A rearward facing hook, with unelaborated sub-rectangular terminal projects longitudinally from the base of the bar.

Dimensions: length 35.5mm; width 7.5mm; thickness 7.1mm; weight 6.29g.

Cf. a similar example published by Egan & Pritchard (1991: 155-6, no. 728), excavated in a 13th-14th century context.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.5 mm
Width: 7.5 mm
Thickness: 7.1 mm
Weight: 6.29 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019978

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: North Devon (District)
Parish or ward: South Molton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS7025
Four figure Latitude: 51.0096489
Four figure longitude: -3.854426
1:25K map: SS7025
1:10K map: SS72NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
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: DEV
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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