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MEDIEVAL STRAP END

The central forked spacer from a composite or three piece strap end of Medieval date, about AD 1250 -1450. The spacer is a plate at the closed end, the sides extending into two prongs forming a fork at the attachment end, to provide a recess for the strap. It is sub-rectangular in plan, with a pointed closed end terminating in a small knop. There is a surviving copper alloy rivet through the close…