Object: Book clasp
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin: Southwark Bridge, Thames River. England
Material: metal, leather
Size: 31mm x 11mm
Weight: 6.66 grams
Notes: The clasp has
a forked spacer plate, and probably dates to the 14th century.
There are two piercings present and one rivet existing. There
is a remnant of the strap which is most likely leather. The clasp
appears to have some kind of decoration on it, but needs further
evaluation and cleaning.
Item found near Southwark
Bridge on the Thames River, England on the north side of the river
in the 1980s.