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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Mounts https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/mounts.html Hooked Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/mounts/sword-belt-and-scabbard-fittings/hooked-mount-57859.html Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:03:05 GMT Sword-belt and scabbard fittings Hooked Mount  
Description: A small hooked mount, probably of early post-medieval date. The mount is oval with a convex front and a single rivet hole at the centre, which retains the corroded remains of an iron rivet. The integral hook is forward-facing and recurved to form a closed loop. The front of the mount is decorated with a large indented saltire and three transverse grooves at the intersection of the arms.

Possibly a sword-belt fitting.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Mounts, Sword-belt and scabbard fittings
Category: Sword-belt and scabbard fittings
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Stud https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/mounts/belt-strap-furniture-and-miscellaneous-mounts/stud-57845.html Thu, 08 Feb 2024 12:16:33 GMT Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts Stud  
Description: A circular brass stud with an integral sub-square-section shank and a recessed design on the head imitating the reverse of a George III 'spade' guinea - or, based on size, rather a half-guinea. Manufactured products were fitted with studs of similar type to convey the impression of good quality (e.g. see UKDFD 11831, UKDFD 41307 and UKDFD 42465). They were fitted into wooden components (e.g. the handles of hand-saws), such that they were flush with the surface.

The particular design of the present stud suggests that it might have been used on a wooden box containing brass counters, which themselves imitated the spade guinea or half-guinea. Such counters were typically supplied in quite large quantities, which would require an appropriate container to hold them. It is known that later spade guinea counters (i.e. those bearing non-official reverse legends) were supplied in thick cardboard boxes containing 144 pieces. However, cardboard was only invented in 1817, and was not widely used until the second half of the 19th century. It seems likely, therefore, that the earlier counters were supplied in wooden boxes, and it might even be the case that boxes of superior quality were sold separately to hold the counters.

The use of the royal arms might suggest that the stud was used on some government-authorised equipment, such as customs, mail or military boxes, but the inclusion of an inscription in a form that was used exclusively on coinage-related products would seem to argue against the likelihood of this possibility. 
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Mounts, Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts
Category: Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts
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Hooked Clasp https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/mounts/sword-belt-and-scabbard-fittings/hooked-clasp-57744.html Sun, 26 Nov 2023 17:41:38 GMT Sword-belt and scabbard fittings Hooked Clasp  
Description: The hooked section of an early post-medieval hook-and-eye clasp. The plate is sub-circular and cast in the form of a two-dimensional 'man in the moon' and star, with openwork between them formed by their respective profiles. The hooked element is now missing, having once been integral with, and projecting horizontally from the star. Vestigial traces of silvering or tinning are present on the surface. There are two spiked integral lugs on the back for attachment purposes. For an example of both matching clasp parts, see  WILT-A3317A2.

Brian Read (see ref. below) suggests that clasps of this type are possibly from sword-belts or baldrics. See also UKDFD 21902.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Mounts, Sword-belt and scabbard fittings
Category: Sword-belt and scabbard fittings
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Mount with Pendent Loop https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/mounts/belt-strap-furniture-and-miscellaneous-mounts/mount-with-pendent-loop-57741.html Sat, 25 Nov 2023 15:24:11 GMT Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts Mount with Pendent Loop  
Description: A sheet-metal mount with a pendent loop attached. The mount has been folded widthways to carry the loop, and manually shaped at the open end such that it has a somewhat acorn-like appearance with a rounded knop at the apex. The loop is sub-circular with a short straight section, which locates it in the fold of the mount. There are two rivet holes in the mount, one in the knop at the apex, with surviving copper-alloy rivet, and another near the base of the 'acorn cup'.

Note that the images show the mount inverted. 
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Mounts, Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts
Category: Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts
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Stud or Tack https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/mounts/belt-strap-furniture-and-miscellaneous-mounts/stud-or-tack-57725.html Mon, 06 Nov 2023 17:39:37 GMT Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts Stud or Tack  
Description: A small decorative stud dating from the post medieval period. The head of the stud is cast in the form of a rose, with an off-set sub-square sectioned shank on the back. Traces of a tinned surface survive.

See SOM-8EFC62, SOM-527688 & UKDFD 1815 as similar examples.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Mounts, Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts
Category: Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts
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Plume/Cockade Holder https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/mounts/belt-strap-furniture-and-miscellaneous-mounts/plume-cockade-holder-5360.html Wed, 06 Dec 2006 00:00:00 GMT Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts Plume/Cockade Holder  
Description: A copper-alloy plume/cockade holder. The lower section is bulbous, the upper section is formed from two stylised leaves. It has a small winding pin at the base of the leaves, most likely to hold the plume in position. Traces of gilding survive in the recesses.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Mounts, Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts
Category: Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts
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Hooked Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/mounts/belt-strap-furniture-and-miscellaneous-mounts/hooked-mount-57595.html Wed, 13 Sep 2023 07:30:28 GMT Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts Hooked Mount  
Description: A hooked mount of generally trapezoidal form with a concave the top edge and two rivet holes. One rivet hole is elongated and displaced from the centre line.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Mounts, Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts
Category: Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts
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Symmetrical Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/mounts/belt-strap-furniture-and-miscellaneous-mounts/symmetrical-mount-57581.html Thu, 07 Sep 2023 15:57:26 GMT Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts Symmetrical Mount  
Description: A cast copper-alloy symmetrical mount with fleur-de-lis terminals and a barrel-shaped centre. The back is flat with the remains of two integral attachment lugs.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Mounts, Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts
Category: Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts
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Asymmetrical Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/mounts/belt-strap-furniture-and-miscellaneous-mounts/asymmetrical-mount-57519.html Sun, 20 Aug 2023 19:07:15 GMT Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts Asymmetrical Mount  
Description: An asymmetrical mount of post medieval date with incomplete integral lugs on the back for attachment to leather.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Mounts, Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts
Category: Belt, strap, furniture and miscellaneous mounts
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Strap-End Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/mounts/sword-belt-and-scabbard-fittings/strap-end-mount-57484.html Thu, 03 Aug 2023 13:17:54 GMT Sword-belt and scabbard fittings Strap-End Mount  
Description: A shield-shaped strap-end mount with distorted suspension loop and three rivet holes for attachment to leather. It is decorated with a moulded vine-leaf design, and would have been part of a matching set of sword-belt fittings. The three attachment holes retain remnants of iron rivets.

See also UKDFD 36401 & KENT-434311
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Mounts, Sword-belt and scabbard fittings
Category: Sword-belt and scabbard fittings
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