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MEDIEVAL STRAP FITTING

Unusual copper alloy strap fitting, probably related to horse harness wear. The fitting has a circular frame with a large rectangular loop attached to this and hanging below. The circular frame has two raised decorative knuckle shaped elements – one on each side so that they are opposite each other, and divide the frame into two. Each of these appears to have once (possibly) held enamel decorat…