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MD ID
327
PAS ID
DEV-EE2DAE
Artefact Type
STRAP END
Period
MEDIEVAL 500 - 1500 AD
Club Name
County
Wiltshire
Country
United Kingdom
Description
An incomplete copper alloy strap end, dating to themedieval period, c. 1300-1450. The object is predominantly rectangular in shape, although the broad rectangle tapers (from 19.1mm to 16.9mm) along its length before narrowing further to the neck of a trefoil shaped decorative terminal. This is formed of three lobes: one semi-circular central lobe that forms the terminal end itself, and two flanking lobes which are each composed of three slightly more angular smaller lobes. The neck of the terminal itself is further decorated with two small globular knops at exactly the midpoint of the neck. On the reverse face of the object are two attachment points: one in the centre of the terminal trefoil, and the other at the opposite end, just below the rectangular terminal. The object is flattened in cross section, but has been folded almost in half post-deposition, with the fold almost 180 degrees. A light green patina is visible in addition to the usual dark green appearance of copper alloy. It is 30.15mm in length in its current form, and 18.3mm at the point of the fold. It is 5.8mm thick and weighs 2.36 g. There are similar examples in Egan and Pritchard (1991: 142), although it is unclear which form of composite strap end this part is from.
Discovered
2018
Added
06/03/2019
Updated
06/03/2019
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