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MEDIEVAL BOOK FITTING

Late Medieval cast copper alloy gilded strap end, made of several components comprising a forked element with attached upper and lower plates to form a box-chape. Although technically a strap end, the fitting is of a type often attributed to or associated with book fittings, annd it dates to the 14th Century.The forked element is a wide rectangle, open at one end. The inner edge of the fork arms a…