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Belt Hook (Fragment)


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UKDFD : 40787
An incomplete U-shaped belt hook, from a sword belt or possibly a horse harness.

A belt hook of similar size and shape, but with a zoomorphic terminal, is illustrated by M J Cuddeford in Identifying Metallic Small Finds (p. 38, No. 55). It is dated 14th to 15th century. Another example is illustrated in Benet’s Artefacts of England & the United Kingdom, M05-0401, where it is described as a ’Sword or Dagger Hanger’. See also UKDFD 770 and UKDFD 33613
Object Type: Belt hook
Period: Late medieval to early post medieval
Date Range: 14th - 16th century
Primary Material: Copper alloy
Size (mm): 60mm x 10mm
References: Cf. M J Cuddeford, Identifying Metallic Small Finds, p. 38, No. 55
Record created by: Hidden
Findspot: Near York
Parish: Hidden
Recorded elsewhere: No
Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: XLT
Record validated by: Adam Staples
Keywords: Belt Hook (Fragment)


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