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Folding strap clasps & plates
with and without belt fragments

Folding strap clasps

Folding strap clasp
with silver

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Object
:
Folding strap clasp
Culture:
Medieval. 1250-1350 AD
Area of Origin: Yorkshire, England
Material:
bronze, silver finish
Size:
45mm x 14mm
Weight: 4.34 grams

Notes:
Frame is slightly convex with a vestigal ridge near each corner. Narrow outside edge retains the folding end. The rectangular plate is recessed with a single copper alloy rivet present at the sprung attachment edge.

This item described as: Medieval Britain. An early bronze strap connector with 95% of the silver finish remaining. From a small collection formed in the 1980's.

Similar to: MoL Egan & Pritchard, Dress Accessories, Item No 556 found Billingsgate Lorry Park, London.
Similar to: Identical to PAS Record ID: BERK-FCEB3E Folding Strap Clasp, Wiltshire.

Folding strap clasp
with crosses
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Object: Folding strap clasp
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Country of Origin: England
Material: Bronze/ copper alloy
Size: Total 35mm x 13mm
Weight: 3.38 grams

Notes:
The pivoting clasp plate is decorated with a series of lines along the outside edge and two crosses set inside two squares towards the inner on the plate. The strap clasp moves freely. The rectangular plate is recessed with a single copper alloy rivet present at the sprung attachment edge. The belt plate has a singular piercing for a rivet which is present.

From a collector in Essex, England.

Similar to: MoL Egan & Pritchard, Dress Accessories, Item No 565 found Billingsgate Lorry Park, London, excepting this one has two crosses and the MoL Dress Accessories Item 565 has three.
Similar to: Folding plate identical to PAS Record ID: NMS-C6FB8A, County: Norfolk.


Folding strap clasp
with wrigglework

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Object
:
Folding strap clasp
Culture:
Medieval. 14th-15th century
Area of Origin: Britain
Material: Bronze
Size:
18mm x 37mm closed
Weight: 5.0 grams


Notes
:
The folding clasp in complete and in tact. The clasp mooves freely. Two very faint lines of wrigglework are apparent under magnification. The plate is of folded sheet metal construction and is complete and undecorated. There is one piercing each side for a rivet which is in situ.

From an old Private English collection. Bronze folding strap clasp found in Great Britain. L58h.

Similar to:

Folding strap clasp
with flower clasp
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Object: Folding Strap Clasp
Culture: Medieval. 14th-15th century
Country of Origin: UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 41mm x 16mm
Weight: 3.50 grams

Notes: Folding clasp frame is slightly convex with a vestigal ridge near each corner and is integral with a forked spacer. Narrow outside edge retains the folding end which has an applied floral motif held in place with a singular rivet. The rectangular plate has a single piercing for a rivet with a single copper alloy rivet present at the strap end. The folding clasp works freely.

Similar to: Frame is similar to PAS Unique ID: NMS-AEC471- 2 Medieval folding strap clasps, both with one piece frame with ridge near each corner: - frame 14mm x 11mm, plate secured by one rivet 21mm x 8.5mm (7mm at attachment edge). - frame only, 14.5mm x 15.5mm. Broad period: MEDIEVAL Period from: MEDIEVAL Circa AD 1066 to Circa AD 1500 Norfolk (County) District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District) To be known as: West Acre.
Folding strap clasp spacer
with flower clasp
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Object
:
Folding strap clasp spacer
Culture:
Medieval. 14th-15th century
Country of Origin: UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size:
33mm x 12mm
Weight: 1.95 grams

Notes
:
Folding clasp frame is slightly convex with a vestigal ridge near each corner and is integral with a forked spacer. Narrow outside edge retains the folding end which has a large four-petalled applied floral motif held in place with a singular rivet. The plate is absent. The folding clasp works freely.

Similar to: Frame is s
imilar to PAS Unique ID: NMS-AEC471- 2 Medieval folding strap clasps, both with one piece frame with ridge near each corner: - frame 14mm x 11mm, plate secured by one rivet 21mm x 8.5mm (7mm at attachment edge). - frame only, 14.5mm x 15.5mm. Broad period: MEDIEVAL Period from: MEDIEVAL Circa AD 1066 to Circa AD 1500 Norfolk (County) District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District) To be known as: West Acre.

Folding strap clasp
with textile fragment

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Object
:
Folding strap clasp
Culture:
Medieval.
Area of Origin: Britain
Material: Copper alloy, bronze, textile
Size:
39mm x 14mm open
Weight: 2.40 grams

Notes
:
Folding clasp frame is slightly convex with a vestigal ridge near each corner. Narrow outside edge retains the folding end which has a singular rivet which would have held an applied decoration in place.

The plate is constructed with the folding sheet method and narrows towards the belt where it has a singular piercing on each side for a rivet, which remains in situ.
The plate is broken at the buckle frame edge. The folding clasp works freely.

A substantial amount of textile strap remains.

From an old private collection.

Similar to:
Frame is s
imilar to PAS Unique ID: NMS-AEC471- 2 Medieval folding strap clasps, both with one piece frame with ridge near each corner: - frame 14mm x 11mm, plate secured by one rivet 21mm x 8.5mm (7mm at attachment edge). - frame only, 14.5mm x 15.5mm. MEDIEVAL Circa AD 1066 to Circa AD 1500. Norfolk, King's Lynn, West Acre

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

Notes: Folding strap clasp. Frame is slightly convex with a vestigal ridge near each corner. Narrow outside edge retains the partial folding end. One rivet remains. The rectangular plate is of folded sheet metal construction and has two piercings for a singular rivet, which is absent. Frame is recessed.

Similar to: Identical to MoL Egan & Pritchard, Dress Accessories, Item No 559 found Billingsgate Lorry Park, London.
Similar to: PAS Record ID: SUR-A7B19A, County: Hampshire.

Folding strap clasp
with plate
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Object
:
Folding strap clasp frame and plate
Culture:
Medieval. 14th-15th century
Country of Origin: UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size:
30mm x 16mm
Weight: 1.37 grams


Notes
: Folding strap clasp frame and plate.
Frame is slightly convex with a vestigal ridge near each corner. Narrow outside edge does not retain the folding end. The rectangular plate is recessed with a single piercing for a rivet which is not present.

Similar to: PAS Unique ID: NMS-AEC471- 2 Medieval folding strap clasps, both with one piece frame with ridge near each corner: - frame 14mm x 11mm, plate secured by one rivet 21mm x 8.5mm (7mm at attachment edge). - frame only, 14.5mm x 15.5mm. Broad period: MEDIEVAL Period from: MEDIEVAL Circa AD 1066 to Circa AD 1500 Norfolk (County) District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District) To be known as: West Acre.

Folding strap clasps
Buckle frames
Folding clasp
King's Head clasp

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Object: Strap clasp
Culture: Medieval. early 14th century
Country of Origin: England. UK.
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 31mm x 20mm
Weight: 3.75 grams

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 plates
with and without fragments

Folding clasp plate
with wriggle work
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Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval
Country of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 30mm length
Weight: 2.46 grams

Notes: Rectangular plate of folded sheet construction with two grooved lines around the edge. Faint traces of wriggle work around the edges. The place has three piercings with 2 rivets still remaining in situ.

Similar to: MoL, Egan & Pritchard, Dress Accessories, Item No 556 found Billingsgate Lorry park, London.

Folding clasp plate
with rivet
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Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval, 14th-15th century
Country of Origin: England, UK
Material:
Size: 17mm x 9mm
Weight: 1.04 grams

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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