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POST MEDIEVAL STRAP FITTING

A cast copper alloy 'S'-shaped strap or belt fastener, dating to the Post Medieval period (c. 1575-c. 1800 AD). The fastener has two swan or serpent head terminals with necks that curve to form hooks. Each head has a finely moulded beak and eyes, and patterning on the neck possibly represent feathers or scales. The necks narrow below the heads before expanding again towards the centre of the body.…