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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Life In The Middle Ages

Strap-end

Period:
Late Medieval
Description:

Simple hook-and-eye type belt fittings are common finds from medieval urban excavations.  Four examples were recovered during the Whithorn excavation.

 

A strap-end made from two sub-rectangular copper alloy plates.  One plate has a hooked terminal.  The plates, which are held together with two copper alloy rivets, sandwich a layer of leather (part of the original strap).

Materials/Media:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
length 29mm, width 17mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS Whit B219.10
Digital Number:
SRAC015n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council