OXON-132EA8: Post-medieval fitting: Strap fitting

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Unique ID: OXON-132EA8

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An incomplete copper alloy strap fitting of post-medieval date. The fitting is lozenge-shaped in plan with a raised moulding of a cherub's face in the centre. Around the outer edges of the fitting is moulded scrolling designs. On the reverse are the remains of a square sectioned shank. The style of decoration is characteristic of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and similar cherubs are often seen on gravestones of this period.

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 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.7 mm
Width: 16.2 mm
Weight: 2.6 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.665

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Figurative
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Speen (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4569
Four figure Latitude: 51.41823615
Four figure longitude: -1.3542664
1:25K map: SU4569
1:10K map: SU46NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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