A soldino and a rather nice surprise!

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Went out on a field where I’ve had a few lovely medieval things yesterday. There was a house there and that area is riddled with small iron. Even increasing the silencer to 3 doesn’t stop the ears from getting a constant assault.

Thought I’d just come away with this fragment of what I think us a type 1 soldino like this one https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/75008
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I was OK with that and a plain spindle whorl. But then I cleaned up what I thought was a plain strap end and was soon grinning. It’s a tongue shaped complete medieval strap end but not sure if anyone could offer a narrower date or help to decipher it? I’ve turned the writing both ways as I’m not positive which way up it should be. Rather chuffed with this one! :Party:

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Very interesting strap end Cath. Unusual to say the least :thumbsup: .
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That strap end is a great more personal find. It kind of reads a bit like 'David' ? Not sure about the other at all! :Thinking: :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:41 am That strap end is a great more personal find. It kind of looks a bit like 'David' ? :Thinking: :thumbsup:
David ? who :D
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Easylife wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:41 am That strap end is a great more personal find. It kind of reads a bit like 'David' ? Not sure about the other at all! :Thinking: :thumbsup:
I can see that too but it’s quite corroded. I’m wondering now if it’s a buckle plate?
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Bors wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:43 am David ? who :D
David the dude who wears a skirt by the looks of it! :lol:
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I love the strapend / buckle-plate. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Love that strap end, it’s a bit special :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Well found and saved

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Now, who wouldn't want to find a strap end like that? Mind, I can see why you think it could be a buckle plate, too, but would a buckle plate be decorated both sides? Dunno.

As for the inscription, dunno that either :lol: But one way up(first image) I see perhaps a ligated Dn (Dominus Noster, perhaps) followed by a stop then a "V" which I'm not convinced is a letter so much as decoration but that might be down to corrosion, then an "O" followed by gawd knows.

The other way up (second image) I'm seeing ?IRD/IRO then the decoration then maybe a date, but that's probably my eyes seeing a 6 whereas it's probably swirly decoration possibly repeated on the corroded opposite side.

So in conclusion all I can say is... I dunno. But I do know it's a lovely find :thumbsup:
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Great strap end, very decorative.
If it does say David, perhaps depicts St David, Welsh origin or even King David, Scottish origin.
Interesting piece, Cath.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Oh what a great find. I'm a bit jealous...
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Thats a very nice little artefact Cath :thumbsup:
Try taking a couple of photos of it with an oblique light, should show it off a bit better so we can appreciate it more ( and maybe see what it says :lol: ) . :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:46 pm Thats a very nice little artefact Cath :thumbsup:
Try taking a couple of photos of it with an oblique light, should show it off a bit better so we can appreciate it more ( and maybe see what it says :lol: ) . :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I’ll try and do a few more photos. I hate the old english text, blooming fools couldn’t spell and were too lazy to write stuff out fully :lol:
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Sometimes seeing it in negative helps
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Very nice detailed strap end , I would be well chuffed to find something like that . Glad you managed to finally get out there .
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