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Record ID: DOR-3EC607
Object type: SWORD BELT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy sword belt fitting dating to c.1600-1700. The object is composed of a sub-oval cast body which is convex at the front and concave at the reverse. The centre panel is oval and tapers at the base to a rectangular shape with a horizontal incised groove, it is undecorated but is vertically facetted into three equal areas . The upper end has a rounded knop with a small rounded projection and rivet hole with the residue of an iron rivet, below this is a horizontal incised groove. At the attachment end there is a rearward facing open hook, attached to this is a sepa…
Created on: Monday 26th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-21D401
Object type: SWORD BELT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Cast copper alloy sword belt mount with integral attachment spikes. The mount is foliate in outline (three lobes at one end and two at the other), with incised foliate decoration on the surface. It has two integral attachment spikes, both project out at right angles to the back of the plate and are then are bent inwards. They have rectangular cross sections. The construction of this object is similar to that of mounts dated to the 17th Century by Brian Read (see Read, B, (2001) Metal Artefacts of Antiquity but it is similar in shape and decoration to some triple-looped bar mounts iden…
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-8F5824
Object type: SWORD BELT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Incomplete cast copper alloy hooked sword belt hanger in the from of a thistle flower, flat in section. There appears to be a broken section across the opposite end to the hook, where a belt atachment might have been. On the external arm of the hook there is a moulded foliate pattern that appears as a frond. The surface of the central plate is quite corroded but there does not appear to be any more moulded decoration, just incised lines which are later damage since depostion. Length 41 mm, width 30.5 mm, thickness 2.5 mm weight 11.8 g. Read (2001) illustrates a similar sword belt h…
Created on: Monday 25th September 2017
Last updated: Sunday 8th October 2017
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Record ID: DOR-F629DB
Object type: SWORD BELT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A cast copper alloy sword belt fitting of post-medieval date. The fitting is elongated with a convex front and hollow back. It comprises a central oval element flanked by transverse collars, with a knop at one end and a backwards curving hook at the other. The central oval element is hollowed at the back and convex at the front. It has three longitudinal facets.The oval element and the knop both have central perforations of which the oval element retains a copper alloy, circular sectioned rivet (just below the transverse collar). The hook is D-shaped in cross section and tapers to a ro…
Created on: Friday 7th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sturminster Marshall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-E12A45
Object type: SWORD BELT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Four post medieval sword belt fittings. All are incomplete foliate plates trefoil terminals. Fragment number 1 has its suspension loop intact with suspension ring, both corroded and fused into position. Weight: 8.25 g Dimensions: 42.2 mm x 15.7 mm x 10.5 mm Fragment number 2 has the remains of the stub of a broken suspension loop projecting from the upper edge. Weight: 6.22 g Dimensions: 40.0 mm x 17.7 mm x 5.3 mm Fragment number 3 has the remains of the stub of a broken suspension loop projecting from the upper edge. Weight: 4.72 g Dimensions: 39.7 mm x 17.5 mm x 3.3 mm The 4th f…
Created on: Wednesday 13th April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Owermoigne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-8D23A0
Object type: SWORD BELT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy hooked mount. The mount has a trefoil openwork plate with a rivet hole in the upper foil. There are circular holes through the side foils with a lozengiform aperture below. Extending from the plate is an oval expansion with another small rivet hole. This then narrows into a D-sectioned, backward curving hook. The end of the hook is blunt. There are traces of iron corrosion around the rivet holes. The front of the mount retains areas of white metal coating. Such mounts may have been used on sword belts. Reference: Read, B, 2008, Hooked Clasps & Eyes, p. 232, No. 828 Da…
Created on: Friday 17th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 25th November 2015
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Record ID: DEV-983F51
Object type: SWORD BELT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A postmedieval cast copper alloy sword belt hook. The plate is flat and ovoid; on the front it has engraved and punched decoration, the original design is now worn, but it is possible to see punched circlets on the surface. The back of the sword belt hook is plain. At one end of the object, the hook has broken away and is missing; at the opposite end, the top of the attachment knop has broken away. The object dates to the 17th Century AD. A similar object can be seen on the database: FAKL-352D42.
Created on: Wednesday 20th March 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2013
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Record ID: DOR-FC95D5
Object type: SWORD BELT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy belt mount with integral attachment spikes. The mount is foliate in outline (three lobes at one end and two at the other), with incised foliate decoration on the surface. It has two integral attachment spikes, both project out at right angles to the back of the plate and are then are bent inwards. They have rectangular cross sections. The construction of this object is similar to that of mounts dated to the 17th Century by Brian Read (see Read, B, (2001) Metal Artefacts of Antiquity but it is similar in shape and decoration to some triple-looped bar mounts identified…
Created on: Sunday 29th March 2009
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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