A damaged and incomplete lamp-suspender of the late medieval period. The suspender is triple-branched, each branch terminating in a loop (loops missing), and with a central vertical stem. The upper end of the stem also terminates in a loop, and there is an additional loop at the centre of the underside.
Similar examples of these objects have previously been identified as scale-pan suspenders, but the presence of a loop at the centre of the underside, perhaps to suspend a cover or lid independently, would seem to favour the present identification. One of the MoL examples referenced below was recovered from ceramic phase 11 (c.1350-1400); Read dates the two examples in his work to the late 14th or early 15th century.
A complete example is recorded as UKDFD 2166.