York, 16-22 Coppergate
Stapled hasp
Late 11th century

It is curved and formed from three spirally-twisted strips; the two outer strips join to form an eye at the head. Immediately below the eye and at the base there is a copper alloy animal head, each decorated with ring and dot motifs. This object comes from a chest or casket.
Dimensions: L.117, W.16, T. 6mm

Ottaway, P. and Rogers, N.S.H., 2002. Craft and Industry, and Everyday Life: Finds from Medieval York, The Archaeology of York 17/15
Location and accession details
York Archaeological Trust 1976-81.7, sf5338

(Photo: M. Duffy © York Archaeological Trust)

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