Strap ends
without belt fragments
 
Strap ends
with rectangular terminuses


Strap end
die struck with letters

SE27


Object
:
Strap end
Culture:
Medieval. 15th century
Area of Origin: Southwark Bridge, Thames River, England
Material: gold gilded
Size:
35mm x 26mm
Weight: 2.97 g
rams

Notes: The strapend is of folded metal construction. It is a folded and die struck sheet. The roping is at the bottom, and there are two rivet holes at the top. Both rivets are missing. The letters are stamped and and surrounded with scallops top and bottom. There is a row of scallops on the top edge. Most likely this is for use with a fabric belt which was commonly seen in the 15th century.

Item was found near Southwark Bridge on the Thames River, England on the north side of the river in the 1980s.


Strap ends and strap end spacers
with decorative knops

Strap end
with trilobe terminus
SE03


Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material: Composite
Size: 40mm x 15mm
Weight: 6.59 grams

Notes: Strap end is cast, and terminated with a collar and tri-lobe. The body of the strap terminates in a double concave with small, central V shape. It has two rivets which are present and in tact with a small amount of possible leather strap around the posts.

Strap end
with decorative terminus

SE33


Object
:
Stap end
Culture:
Medieval. 13th-14th Centuy
Area of Origin: Norfolk, UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 51mm x 18mm
Weight: 12.56 g
rams

Notes: 3 piece construction with two plates and a central spacer with terminus. 2 rivets remain. The projecting terminal end of the spacer is decorated with a traingular shape topped with a ball and a small projecting collar at its base, near to the curved ends of the attached plates. Two rivets remain. Single line of wrigglework crossing the front from corner to corner.

Similar to: Similar terminus to Museum of London Dress Accessories, Pritchard & Egan, Item 672
Similar to: Similar terminus to Museum of London Dress Accessories, Pritchard & Egan, Item 673

 

Strap end
with decorated knop
SE07


Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin: England
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 40mm x 11mm
Weight: 4.06 grams

Notes: Decorated rectangular knop with radiating grooves. Folded construction with 2 piercings with rivets intact.

Similar to: Item 703, Billingsgate Lorry Park, MoL Dress Accessories. Egan & Pritchard.

Strap end
with decorated knop
SE08

Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin: England
Material:
Size: 45mm x 8mm
Weight: 2.81 grams

Notes: Decorated rectangular knop with 4 radiating grooves. Folded construction with 2 piercings with rivets intact.

Similar to: Identical to Item 703, Billingsgate Lorry Park, MoL Dress Accessories. Egan & Pritchard.

Strap end central spacer
with crown knop
SE10


Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval. circa 14th century
Country of Origin: England
Material: Composite
Size: 25mm x 6mm
Weight: 1.56 grams

Notes: Projecting pint of the piece is decorated with a crown terminus. No rivets or holes. Unclear how this attached. Similar to centre piece of other 3 piece strap ends.

Strap end
with 4 bands
SE11

Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval. circa 14th century
Country of Origin: England
Material:
Size: 37mm x 8mm
Weight: 2.28 grams

Notes: Elongated knop with decorated terminus with 4 bands. 3 piece construction with piercings on both top and bottom plate for a rivet which is not present.

Similar to: Identical to Portible Antiquities Scheme Item Record ID: SUR-BB0F9E. Found Oxfordshire, Dated to circa 14th century.

 

 

Strap ends
with acorn terminuses

 

Strap end
with acorn

SE29


Object
:
Strap end
Culture:
Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin:
Staffordshire. UK
Material: Bronze
Size:
75mm x 15mm
Weight: 17.3 g
rams

Notes: Strap end appears to be one piece with front plate, decorative acorn knop and back plate without rivets. Acorn terminus has a small projecting collar at its base and semi-circular indentations where it meets the body of the spacer. Strap end is possibly unbroken, although the back plate is shorter than the front plate and may indicate that it is broken at that point.

From a large collection of medieval objects in England. Fradley Park, Staffordshire. UK..

Similar to: Item 684, Swan Lane. MoL Dress Accessories. Egan & Pritchard.

Strap end
with acorn terminus
(central spacer shown)
SE04

Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 35mm x 8mm
Weight: 2.36 grams

Notes: 3 piece construction with central spacer shown, 2nd outer plate is missing. The projecting terminal end of the spacer is decorated with a flattened pointed oval and a small projecting collar at its base, near to the curved ends of the attached plates.

The plate has two piercings for rivets which remain in situ. There is no evidence of decoration or gilding.

Similar to: PAS SUSS-CFC0B8. London strap ends dating from 1270-1450
Similar to: Item 676 Baynard House, MoL, Dress Accessories. Egan & Pritchard.

Strap end
with acorn terminus
SE05


Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval, 14th century
Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material:
Size: 50mm x 12mm
Weight: 3.78 grams

Notes: Front plate and central spacer are complete and in tact. Back plate is missing. Central spacer terminates in an acorn shape and has a small projecting collar at its base collar where it meets the body of the spacer.

The plate has two piercings for rivets which remain in situ. There is no evidence of decoration or gilding.

Similar to: PAS SUSS-CFC0B8. London strap ends dating from 1270-1450
Similar to: Item 676, Baynard House, MoL. Dress Accessories. Egan & Pritchard.

Strap end
with acorn terminus
SE40

Object: Strapend
Culture:
Medieval
Area of Origin: Cumbria, England
Material: Copper alloy/bronze
Size:
34mm x 4mm
Weight: 1.48 grams


Notes
: Single plate with forked spacer.
Front plate and central spacer are complete and in tact. Back plate is missing.

The central spacer terminates in an acorn shape and has a small projecting collar at its base collar where it meets the body of the spacer. The plate has two piercings for rivets which remain in situ.


There is no evidence of decoration or gilding.

Similar to: PAS SUSS-CFC0B8. London strap ends dating from 1270-1450
Similar to: Item 676, Baynard House, MoL. Dress Accessories. Egan & Pritchard.

 

Strap end
with acorn knop
SE09


Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval. 14th-15th century
Country of Origin: England
Material:
Size: 50mm x 10mm
Weight: 7.44 grams

Notes: Acorn knop. 3 piece construction with central spacer. There are three piercings with two rivets remaining.

The projecting terminal end of the spacer is decorated with a flattened pointed oval, which may be an acron, considering the popularity of acorn strap ends at this time.

Similar to: PAS SUSS-CFC0B8.
Similar to: Item 676, Baynard House, London. MoL Dress Accessories. Egan & Pritchard.

 
Strap ends
with pointed knops

Strap end
with diamond knop

SE26


Object
:
Strap end
Culture:
Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin:
Material: Composite
Size:
27mm
Weight: 3.18grams

Notes: 3 piece construction with central forked spacer terminating in a diamond shaped knop. The strap end is completely undecorated front and back but meet the strap in a W shape. There are 2 piercings and the 2 rivets are absent.

Good condition.

Similar to: Museum of London Series, Egan & Pritchard, Dress Accessories. Item 696.

Strap end
with knop
SE15


Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval
Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 40mm x 16mm
Weight: 9.94 grams

Notes: 3 piece construction with forked spacer and round knop. Curved apeture. 3 Piercings on both top and bottom plates with 2 rivets remaining. Top plate has vertical groove at the central piercing.

Tagged GF4.

Similar to: Almost identical to Item 664, Billingsgate Lorry Park, MoL Dress Accessories. Egan & Pritchard.

Strap end
with knop terminus
SE17


Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval, 14th-15th century
Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material:
Size: 26mm x 12mm
Weight: 2.38 grams

Notes: 2 piece construction without central forked spacer terminating in a rounded knop. The strap end is completely undecorated and is straight where it attaches the belt. There are no traces of decoration or gilding on either plate.

There are 2 piercings on each plate for rivets and the two rivets remain in situ.

Strap end
with knop terminus
SE18


Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval. 14th-15th century
Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material:
Size: 22mm x 10mm
Weight: 2.07 grams

Notes: 2 piece construction without central forked spacer terminating in a pointed knop. The strap end is completely undecorated and is straight where it attaches the belt.

There is a single piercing and the rivet remains unbroken. There are no traces of decoration or gilding on either plate.

Strap end
with knop terminus
SE19


Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval, 14th-15th century
Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material:
Size: 30mm x 10mm
Weight: 2.7 grams

Notes: The strap end is bent at the middle. One rivet remains intact. There are no further peircings for rivets and no central spacer.

The plates are plain and undecorated terminating with a small point. There are no traces of decoration or gilding on either plate.

Strap End
with knop terminus
SE41

Object: Strap end
Culture:
Medieval
Area of Origin: Cumbria, England
Material: Copper alloy/bronze
Size:
18mm x 12mm
Weight: 2.12 grams


Notes
:
The strap end has a two piece construction and a central, sheet spacer. Both plates terminate in a rounded knop.

The strap end is completely undecorated and is wawy where it attaches. There are 2 piercings on each plate for rivets and the two rivets remain unbroken and in situ.

There are no traces of decoration or gilding on either plate.
One plate is mostly in tact and the other has a small fragment missing and several cracks.

Strap end
with silver gilding
SE16


Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval
Area of Origin: UK
Material: silver or tin gild
Size: 22mm x 10mm
Weight: 2.07 grams

Notes: 3 piece construction with sheet spacer which occupies the whole width. Concave apeture, 3 piercings on both top and bottom plate. The sheet spacer has a knop terminus.

Traces of silver gilding or tinning remain. 2 rivets for the strap partially remain. Rivet for the spacer remains.

Similar to: Item 699, Billingsgate Lorry Park, MoL Dress Accessories. Egan & Pritchard.

Strap end
with diamond terminus
SE06


Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin: England
Material:
Size: 35mm x 18mm
Weight
: 2.85 grams

Notes: Folded construction with diamond-shaped terminus. Piercing with rivet remains. Two faint diagonal wrigglework lines cross the upper plate.

Similar to: London finds, MoL, Dress Accessories Pritchard & Egan.

Strap end
with pointed knop

SE25


Object
:
Strap end
Culture:
Medieval
Area of Origin: Durham, England
Material: Composite
Size:
31mm
Weight: 2.93 g
rams

Notes: 3 piece construction with central spacer and concave apeture. 1 piercing and 1 rivet remains. Plate is undecorated.

Similar to: Item 659. Museum of London, Dress Accessories, Egan & Pritchard.

Strap end
with silver or tinning
SE02


Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval. 14th-15th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 32mm x 11mm
Weight: 3.48 grams

Notes: 3 piece construction, with central spacer occupying the entire width. Concave attachment edge. Strap end tapers towards the tip with a slight knop. 3 piercings with 2 rivets remaining.

Small traces of tinning or silver plating remains in some places.

Strap end
with
pointed terminus
SE30


Object
:
Strap end
Culture:
Medieval. 13th-14th centuy
Area of Origin: Norfolk, UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size:
41mm x 13mm
Weight: 8.57 grams

Notes
:
3 piece construction with forked spacer which occupies the whole width. Concave apeture, 2 piercings on both top and bottom plate. Pointed terminus. 2 rivets for the strap partially remain.

Similar to: Identical to Item 701, Billingsgate Lorry Park Watching Brief. Museum of London, Dress Accessories. Egan & Pritchard. Phase 11. c1350-1400.

 


Strap ends
with decorative knops

 

Strap end
box chape with trilobe terminus
SE01


Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval. late 14th-15th century
Area of Origin: Dorset, UK
Material:
Size: 45mm
Weight: 23.99 grams

Notes: Square shaped box chape strap end with decorative end and 2 raised bands top and bottom. Tri-lobed flower terminus sits at the apex of the piece.Traces of silver gilding remain on the reverse of the strap end. 2 holes pierce both layers. Cast in one piece with a hollow casing for the belt. Extremely faint indications of a design on the body. No rivets remain.

Possible fragment of textile remains.

Similar to: Portible Antiquities Scheme Item Record ID: DENO-EFAC22 dated to late 14th, early 15th century, found Rotherham, England.

Strap end
with shield shaped knop and wrigglework
SE12

Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval
Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 44mm x 11mm
Weight: 3.94 grams

Notes: Two piece construction with two piercings, both with rivets remaining. No central spacer.Criss crossed wrigglework on the front face and two small incisions on the shoulders of both plates. Large shield shaped knop with trefoil terminal.

Constructed from thin, sheet metal.

Strap end
with large trefoil terminus and wrigglework
SE13


Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval
Area of Origin: UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 50mm x 14mm
Weight: 7.15 grams

Notes: 3 piece construction with 2 plates and forked spacer. 2 piercings through both plates with 2 rivets remaining. 4 lines of criss crossed wrigglework. The reverse is plain and undecorated.

Similar to: PAS WMID-E7E1C9.

Strap End
with trefoil terminus
SE39

Object: Strapend
Culture:
Medieval
Area of Origin: Cumbria, England
Material: Copper alloy/bronze
Size:
44mm x 10mm
Weight: 3.43 grams


Notes
: Single plate. Single, rectangular shaped strap end with a trefoil terminus. The shoulders of the terminus join the body in a concave shape. A single piercing is obvious with a rivet remaining in situ. The plate itself appears plain and undecorated with no traces of gilding noted.

Strap end
with trefoil terminal and wrigglework
SE14

Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval
Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 40mm x 13mm
Weight: 1.65 grams

Notes: Single plate, one piece of a pair. 3 lines of criss crossed wrigglework on the front plate tapering towards a small trefoil terminus. Two piercings with 1 rivet remaining.

Constructed from thin sheet metal.

Similar to: items SE13 and SE12.

Strap end
one side only

SE34


Object
:
Strap end
Culture:
Medieval. Late 14th century
Area of Origin: England
Material: Copper alloy
Size:
35mm x 15mm
Weight: 1.58 grams

Notes: One half of a strap end with a singular piercing for a rivet which is absent. The plate terminates with a three lobed point sitting on a further round nub. The plate is otherwise undecorated.

Extremely light weight

 


Strap ends
with round knops

Strap end
with acorn

SE31


Object
:
Strap end
Culture:
Medieval. 13th-14th centuy
Area of Origin: Norfolk, UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size:
47mm x 20mm
Weight: 13.61 grams

Notes: Composite strap end with forked spacer in the shape of an acorn with a collar where it meets the plates. Body of the strap end terminates in a large round shape. Single piercing with rivet remaining.

Similar to: Museum of London Dress Accessories, Pritchard & Egan, Item 648. Ceramic phase 9 dating 1270-1350.

Strap end
with circle terminus

SE32


Object
:
Strap end
Culture:
Medieval. 13th-14th centuy
Area of Origin: Norfolk, UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 53mm x 33mm
Weight: 22.82 grams

Notes: Composite strap end with forked spacer. Body of the strap end terminates in a large round shape. Four piercings with all four rivets remaining.

Similar to: Similar body shape to Museum of London Dress Accessories, Pritchard & Egan, Item 650, which has etched decoration.

 

Strap end
with oak leaf decoration
SE20


Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval. late 14th-early 15th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material: Brass
Size: 33mm width
Weight: 7.05 grams

Notes: Semi-circular strap end with possible oak leaf motif terminating. Incisions on plate of uncertain design. 4 rivets remain.

Metal detecting group find.

Similar to: Portible Antiquities scheme Item Record ID: DENO-EFAC22, dated to late 14th to early 15th century.

 


Strap ends
with undecorated terminuses

 

Strap end
with narrow end

SE36


Object
:
Strap end
Culture:
Medieval
Country of origin: Europe
Material: Bronze alloy
Size:
45mm x 9mm
Weight: 2.63 g
rams

Notes: Strap end is long and narrow with a singular piercing for a rivet which remains. There is a singular line around the rivet which extends down a third of the body of the plate.

Origin for lot of five items given as: French, English, Spanish, Ukraine, so artifact could be any of these.

Strap end
with two rivets
SE44

Object: Strapend
Culture:
Medieval
Area of Origin: Cumbria, England
Material: Copper alloy/bronze
Size:
25mm x 10mm
Weight: 2.50 grams


Notes
: The strap end is in poor condition although it is complete and unbroken.

It is constructed of two plates without a central spacer. Each of the plates has two piercings which join with rivets which remain unbroken in situ.

The rivets appear to be made from a different material to the strap end plates themselves.

No trace of decoration or gilding remains.

Strap end
one side only

SE35


Object
:
Strap end
Culture:
Medieval. Late 14th century
Area of Origin: England
Material: Copper alloy
Size:
39mm
Weight: 2.24 grams

Notes: One half of a strap end with two piercings for rivets which are absent. The plate terminates with a round end and has three concave semi-circles at the end where the belt meets. The largest of these is the central one which is flanked by the two piercings. The plate is otherwise undecorated.

Extremely light weight. Length measurement is if artifact was measured lying flat without bend as it would have been when in use.

Strap End
with grouped dots
SE42

Object: Strapend
Culture:
Medieval
Area of Origin: Cumbria, England
Material: Copper alloy
Size:
19mm x 7mm
Weight: 0.78 grams


Notes
: Single plate, incomplete. The plate does not appear to have any piercings for rivet attachments, which would indicate that the strap end is broken off below where the rivet would be.

The extremely small size of the item also indicated that it may be a fragment and not complete.

In spite of the tiny nature of the strap end, a series of three dots are present around the edge of the plate. This would have been a delicate item when new.

Strap end
with silver or tinning
SE21

Object
: Strap end
Culture: Medieval
Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 40mm x 19mm
Weight: 2.25 grams

Notes: 2 piece construction with no central spacer. Decorative groove running parallel to both edges on both front and back plates.

Both plates have a singular piercing for a rivet which is absent.

Small traces of tinning or gilding remain.

Strap end
undecorated
SE23

Object: Strap end
Culture: Medieval
Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 25mm x 7mm
Weight: 1.91 grams

Notes: One piece folded construction tapering to the folded end with 2 small marks at the strap end. 2 piercings with no rivet remaining.

Similar to: Identical to Item 598, MoL, Dress Accessories, Pritchard & Egan.

Strap end
undecorated

SE28


Object
:
Strap end
Culture:
Medieval/Roman/post medieval
Area of Origin: Suffolk, England
Material:
Size:
32mm x 11mm
Weight: 5.41 grams

Notes: Undecorated strap end made from folded sheet construction.

Metal Detecting Finds. Only been lightly cleaned, unresearched. Came as part of a group purchase.

Strap end
undecorated
SE22

Object: Strap end
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin: UK.
Material:
Size: 30mm x 14mm
Weight: 3.19 grams

Notes: Folded construction. 1 piercing top and bottom with 1 rivet remaining which joins them.

Undecorated, poor condition. Came as part of a group purchase.

Similar to: Item 598, MoL. Dress Accessories, Pritchard & Egan.

Strap End
bottom hinge
SE37


Object
:
Strap end
Culture:
Medieval. 13th-14th century
Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material:
Size:
30mm x 14mm
Weight: 3.09 grams

Notes: The plate is constructed with the folded sheet method with the fold at the terminating end, and has piercings for two rivets although no rivets remain. The plate is incomplete where it would usually join the rest of the strap end. There is a mark on the front of the plate which does not appear to a part of any design.

Strap end
undecorated
SE24

Object: Strap end
Culture: Medieval
Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 17mm x 11mm
Weight: 0.87 grams

Notes: Possibly originally folded construction which has broken into 2 pieces. 1 piercing top and bottom with 1 rivet remaining which joins them.

Undecorated, poor condition. Part of a group purchase.


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