Folding strap clasps & plates - 6
Folding strap clasps - 3
Folding clasp
King's Head clasp

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Object: Strap clasp
Culture: Medieval. early 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material: Copper alloy
Size: w 20mm
Weight: 3.75g

Notes: Frame is complete and unbroken. The lower bar indicated the use with a plate. There is no indication that this was used with a pin. A single circular head has a crown with three points. The face has a horizontal mouth indented. Similar to: - PAS item: Record ID: LIN-1CA688 Object type: CLASP Broad period: MEDIEVAL County: Lincolnshire. Similar to MoL Egan & Pritchard, Dress Accessories, Item 568 which is categorised as a folding clasp.
Folding Strap Clasp
Leopard head clasp
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Object: Strap clasp
Culture: Medieval. early 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 28mm
Weight: 2.95g

Notes: Frame is complete and unbroken. Clasp head is zoomorphic, and feline looking. The lower bar indicated the use with a plate. There is no indication that this was used with a pin. Similar to PAS database item https://finds.org.uk/database/finds/record/id/417566/

Folding clasp
undecorated
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Object: Strap clasp
Culture: Medieval. 13th - 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: UK
Material: Bronze/ copper alloy
Size: Total 35mm x 14mm
Weight: 3.45g

Notes: Folding strap clasp. Frame is slightly convex with a vestigal ridge near each corner. Narrow outside edge retains the folding end. Copper alloy rivet is in situ. The rectangular plate is recessed with a single copper alloy rivet present at the sprung attachment edge. Frame measures 15mm x 14mm. Plate measures 19.5mm x 11mm. Identical to MoL Egan & Pritchard, Dress Accessories, Item No 556 found Billingsgate Lorry park, London. Identical to PAS Record ID: BERK-FCEB3E Folding Strap Clasp, Wiltshire.

Folding clasp plates - 3
Folding clasp plate
with wriggle work
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Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 30mm length
Weight: 2.46g

Notes: Wriggle work around the edges. 2 rivets still exist. Similar to MoL Egan & Pritchard, Dress Accessories, Item No 556 found Billingsgate Lorry park, London. Similar to the plate on PAS Record ID: BERK-FCEB3E Folding Strap Clasp, Wiltshire.
Folding clasp plate
with belt fragment
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Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval. 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 37mm x 14mm
Weight: 5.13g

Notes: Leather belt fragment survives. Strap end is contructed from a single folded rectangular piece of sheet which is slightly shaped at the fold. The ends have a slight concave . It has three piercings with two of the rivets intact. The strap end is plain and undecorated.
Folding clasp plate
with rivet
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Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval, 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England, UK
Material:
Size: 17mm x 9mm
Weight: 1.04g
Aquired from: Mark Shier, Gaukler Medieval Wares.
Purchase date:
15 May, 2018
Price:
good customer freebie
Notes: 1 piece folded construction terminating in a flat fold. The strap end is completely undecorated and is a half-hexagon on the end where it attaches to the belt. There is a tubular hollow on the fold indicating use with a strap clasp. There is a singular piercing and rivet remains.

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