DEV-B925CD: Post medieval strap fitting

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STRAP FITTING

Unique ID: DEV-B925CD

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete post medieval cast copper alloy strap fitting, probably a sword belt mount, dating to the 16th century.

The plate is flat and is formed in the shape of a stylised large tapering oak leaf. It hs a tri-lobed end, with a central rounded lobe and two more angular lobes adjacent to it. There is an attachment hole in the centre of the central lobe. From this point the plate narrows before widening markedly, and then tapering once more before a final small wider section, which has two slightly beaked angular lobes akin to those on its end. The hook projects forward and ends with a globular knop. The ring which the hook would have once been attached to is now missing.

The front of the mount has raised, cast, floriate decoration in a design known as 'vine-scroll."

This is one of usually three fittings that together with a upper plate formed a hanging arrangement for a sword. Read (2008: 220, No.793) illustrates a complete example of such a hanger which he dates to the 16th century AD and there are several others on this database including SOM-EF4646.

It is 50.7mm in length and 18.2mm wide. It is 2.1mm thick on the plate and the hook is 3.4mm in diameter. It weighs 8.31g.

Class: Sword belt

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 50.7 mm
Width: 18.2 mm
Thickness: 3.4 mm
Weight: 8.31 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th November 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Lucy Shipley
Identified by: Dr Lucy Shipley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018254

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Bicton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY0585
Four figure Latitude: 50.65690269
Four figure longitude: -3.34532221
1:25K map: SY0585
1:10K map: SY05NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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