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    • Object type: STRAP FITTING

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Record ID: HESH-68E06A
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy openwork mount or hooked tag of Early Post Medieval date (AD 1550-1650). The mount is sub circular in plan, with a integrally cast projecting hook on one side. This hook is broken and all that remains is a rectangular tab of metal. The decoration on the front is pieced and consists of an integrally cast crescent moon, with a face present, looking towards a six pointed star. The hook element extends from the star. The back of the mount is plain and undecorated. The remains of two projecting hooks broken flush with the back plate are present. The mount is …
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-3B01E7
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy fragment from a strap fitting (belt mount) of probable post-medieval date (1600-1700). The strap fitting is broken across one edge and what remains is irregular in plan and rectangular in profile; the edges are bevelled / faceted. The overall decorative design consists of a a series of raised cast radiating ribs interspaced with pierced oval holes. It is possible that the design is meant to be a flower. There is no evidence of an applied surface on either the upper face or lower faces. The reverse face of the fitting is flat and undecorated and there is no evidence of…
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Birch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A874B5
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy strap fitting of probable post-medieval date (1500-1700). The strap fitting is an octofoil shape in plan with four wide lobes interspaced by four small knops. The front face is flat and it is rectangular in section. The edges of the fitting are bevelled. The front face is undecorated but may have originally had a gilded applied surface. The reverse face is also flat and has two cast sub-rectangular projections (hooks) positioned on either edge of the fitting. These hooks pass through the strap leather and hold the fitting in place. A small section of mid grey black co…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A84E71
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy strap fitting of probable post-medieval date (1500-1700). The strap fitting is circular in plan and domed in profile. The front face is convex whilst the reverse is concave. The edges of the fitting are bevelled. The front face has been decorated with three concentric cast circles which are evenly spaced around a central circular boss. Small traces of an applied tinned finish are present on the front face of the fitting. The reverse face of the fitting is concave with two cast sub-rectangular projections (hooks) positioned on either edge of the fitting. These hooks wo…
Created on: Thursday 13th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-66F840
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy strap fitting of later or post medieval date (AD 1400 - 1600). The fitting is irregular in plan, broadly rectangular with scalloped edges and tapering terminals. One terminal is broken away and the edge is patinated and eroded. The strap fitting is decorated by a series of transverse raised ridges dividing the plate into three parts. The central zone has the remains of an inscribed devise whose details are lost. The two flanking zones are each pierced at the mid-point and would have held small rivets to attach the plate to a box or leather strap. The rev…
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-38246B
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy mount of probable late medieval or post medieval date (1400-1600). The mount is sub-oval in plan and domed in cross section (D-shaped). The front face is convex and undecorated. The reverse is concave. From a central position a small square sectioned spike projects; thisterminates in a blunnt tapered point. The spike measures 2.2mm x 1.9mm and projects 14.5mm. The mount is a dark mid green colour with a patchy surface patina. The length of the spike would suggest that this mount was used either in a piece of furniture or through a relatively thick piece of leather, po…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rodington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-37FFD1
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy strap fitting (belt mount) of probable post-medieval date (1600-1700). The strap fitting is irregular in plan (being broadly oval) and sub-rectangular in profile; the edges are bevelled / faceted. The overall decorative design consists of a decorative stylised human head shape depicted on a raised boss. The shape of the face is broadly oval with hair being depicted in a 'basin like' style. Around the central decorative boss the artefact is relatively plain and flat, The reverse face of the fitting is irregular but broadly flat and undecorated. Two cast sub-rectangular…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Diddlebury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-37DFE8
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy fragment from a strap fitting / belt mount of post-medieval date (1500-1700). The strap fitting is irregular in plan having a semi-circular plate at the base from which emergeces a rectangular element which tapers and expands along its length. The sides are bevelled and there is no cast, applied or incised decoration. The reverse of the fitting is plain and undecorated - two projecting hooks extend from the median line both are folded back upon themselves and broken; these would have passed through the leather of the belt and have been folded back to secure it in plac…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: HESH-37A39C
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken fragment from a cast copper alloy strap fitting (belt mount) of probable post-medieval date (1500-1700). The strap fitting is broken on its upper edge - the extant fragment is sub-triangular from which descends an oval shaped knopped terminal. In profile it is D shaped and the long edges are all bevelled. From the lower face / reverse face a single small hook / integrally cast spike projects. The fitting is a mid-green colour with a well preserved patina . Similar examples of strap fittings can be seen in Brian Read's book 'Metal Artefacts of Antiquity' (pages 34-37). The fit…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rodington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-375745
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy strap fitting (belt mount) of probable post-medieval date (1500-1700). The strap fitting is irregular in plan being broadly triangular in shape and rectangular in profile; the edges are bevelled. The overall decorative design could be described as phallic comprising two circular elements from which emerges a longer pointed oval shaped central part. From the lower face / reverse face two small hooks / integrally cast spikes project. The remains of a friable black leather are preserved on these hooks. The fitting is a much abraded mid brown colour with a poorly preser…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-370308
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy fragment from a strap fitting / belt mount of post-medieval date (1500-1700). The strap fitting is broadly sub-triangular in plan with a rectangular projection emanating from the upper edge. The body of the fitting is relatively flat with a sub-rectangular cross-section. The centre of thee fitting is decorated with pierced (more likely cast) openwork; the design being formed from a central lozenge (diamond) / tear drop. The reverse of the fitting is plain and undecorated - two projecting hooks extend from the median line both are folded back upon themselves; these wou…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rodington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-36F002
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy strap fitting (belt mount) of probable post-medieval date (1600-1700). The strap fitting is broadly lentoid (rectangular with pointed ends) in plan and rectangular in profile; the edges are bevelled. The long edes expand and contract along the edge. The upper face is decorated with a cast design comprising two opposing heart shaped scrolls (formed fromopposing C shaped curls) terminating in lis shaped designs. There is no incised decoration present but the upper surface is tinned or silvered. The reverse face of the fitting is irregular but broadly flat and undecorate…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rodington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-36695B
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy strap fitting (belt mount) of probable post-medieval date (1500-1700). The strap fitting is broadly lentoid (rectangular with pointed ends) in plan and rectangular in profile; the edges are bevelled. At the mid point of the mount is an integrally cast central circular boss possibly decorated with a central lozengical (diamond shaped) panel. There is no incised decoration present. The reverse face of the fitting is irregular but broadly flat and undecorated. Two cast sub-rectangular projections (hooks) extend from either end of the fitting; both of these are broken and…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-35146E
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Folded and cut sheet metal strap fitting from a medieval buckle (AD 1250-1650). The fitting is rectangular in plan being formed from a single sheet - which is folded at the midpoint around teh axis bar of a medieval buckle. A single rectangular tab has been removed at this end and this would have allowed for the pin. A single ironrivet held the plate together at the opposing terminal - which has been rounded. . The buckle plate is undecorated and is a mid green colour with well formed surface patina. The plate measures 30.2mm length, 9.8mm width, is 3.4mm thick (the folded plate is 1.…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4E0BC9
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman military strap or belt fitting of early Roman date AD 50-200. The plate is broadly rectangular in plan having bowed / concave long edges and convex external ones. A transverse bar projects from the mid-point giving the mount a 'bow-tie' appearance in plan. In profile it is rectangular and in section C shaped. The upper face was originally inlaid with a yellow red coloured enamel field which is lost. The cast design comprises a horizontal bar with trident terminals which is crossed at the mid-point by a vertical bar formed of two hearts conjoined by their point…
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-CFBA43
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy harness fitting of Medieval date (1250-1400). The fitting is incomplete and represents only one broken element of a larger composite piece. The extant fragment is broadly rectangular in both plan and cross section. In design it is probably best described as a slotted bar which would originally have held a pivoting central spindle upon which enamelled and gilded harness pendants would have been displayed. Only one arm of this bar survives being broken across a pierced oval tab positioned at one edge. From this broken edge the bar tapers in both thickness and width term…
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: HESH-3DF48D
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy belt mount or buckle plate of probably high medieval date (1200-1400). The plate is broadly square in plan and is slightly curved in profile. It is pierced irregularly in four places (diameter 2.0mm) with a small copper alloy rivet remaining in one of the holes. The A cast copper alloy belt mount or buckle plate of probably high medieval date (1200-1400). The plate is broadly rectangular in plan and is slightly curved in profile. One end has a tapepred rounded butt whilst the opposite has the remains of a projecting rectangular tab which has a rectangular area taken…
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hemington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6AA762
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy mount of probable post medieval date (1500-1650). The mount is in the form of an acorn with two oak leaves beneath; it is an irregular cruciform shape in plan and D shaped in cross section. The edges of the mount are slightly bevelled with the upper face is convex. The mount has been abraded and rounded in the plough-soil causing it to become slightly symmetrical in both plan and profile. The front face of the mount is decorated with a series of transverse incised lines. Extending from the lower edge of the mount is an L shaped projection, possibly representing a stal…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cleobury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-6A6740
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy strap fitting broken into two conjoining parts of probable post-medieval date (1600-1750). The strap fitting is sub-rectangular in plan and rectangular in section. The central element is rectangular whilst the two outer edges taper to form blunt points. The upper face is decorated with a cast, incised and pierced design consisting of a central oval roundel enclosed within a ring of pellets from which extend eight spokes evenly spaced conjoining with a rectangular frame. The two short edges have pairs of opposing C shaped cast foliate scrolls with pierced detailing. …
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cleobury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-1F39F4
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy link or strap distributor of uncertain date - most probably medieval or post medieval. The link is cast in one piece being formed of two annular rings conjoined by two horizontal bars. The rings and bars are all rectangular in cross section. Casting flashes / seams have been removed by filing and it has a mid green brown coloured surface patina. The link seems to have little practical use and is not designed for harness or any function which would have placed it under strain. Given the casting methods and fisnihing a later medieval or more probably post medieval da…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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