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MEDIEVAL BOOK FITTING

Cast copper alloy book clasp. The main body of the clasp is rectangular in plan and section and is hollow. At the open end both front and back plates peak at each corner and in the middle. Also at this end are two rivet holes, complete with copper alloy rivets. The front of the main body is decorated with a plain border, within which are the black script letters Ihc, surrounded by incised cross-ha…