- Museum number
Copper alloy strap-fitting, comprising two sub-circular plates connected by an integral rod of circular section, bent back on itself to form a half-loop, so that the plates are together. Sandwiched between the two plates are the remains of a leather strip, secured by three rivets that pass through both plates. The strap-fitting is attached by its half-loop to a U-shaped mount with flattened, lozenge-shaped terminals. Each terminal is pierced by a single rivet with expanded head. The strap-fitting has a silvery, white metal appearance. It may have been silvered, tinned or is perhaps made of silver.
The strap-fitting is similar in construction to another in the burial, registration number 1883,1214.29.
- Production date
Height: 12.30 millimetres (U-shaped mount)
Length: 27.90 millimetres (plates and half-loop)
Weight: 7.20 grammes
Thickness: 6.50 millimetres (plates and leather strip)
Width: 29.80 millimetres (U-shaped mount, terminal to terminal)
Width: 17.20 millimetres (plate)
- Curator's comments
- Bruce-Mitford 1983 suggests that this fitting may have been a wrist-strap for the lyre, similar to a fitting associated with the Bergh Apton lyre. The Prittlewell lyre also has a metal strap-fitting.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number