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MEDIEVAL BOOK FITTING

A cast, copper alloy book clasp dating from 1350-1500. It has a sub lozenge shaped plate, with a split in it to accommodate a leather strap, like a strap end. At the end opposite the split, is a circular loop, set at right angles to the plane of the plate. The plate has worn decoration with rounded corners, a raised centre and projecting knops, but the details are not clear. The clasp would work i…