BUCKLE

Unique ID: WAW-BFF687

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A cast copper alloy buckle has a D-shaped frame with an integral spacer and seperate plates. The buckle frame is a sub ‘D’ shape in plan. On the outer edge of the apex, there is a small knop which is triangular in section. The outer surface of the frame is obliquely angled, whereas the reverse is flat. The pin is missing. Integral to the strap bar is a forked spacer. There are two arms to the spacer, however the majority of these arms are hidden by two rectangular copper alloy plates. The narrow terminal of the plates, oppsote the frame is shaped into a ‘’W’ shape as decoration. At this terminl there is a rivet hole in each plate with a copper lloy rivet holding the plates together. The surface of the buckle frame and plates has a dark brown patina. The buckle and plates measures 40.16mm long and 23.79mm wide. It weighs 6.2g. Margeson (Margeson, S. 1993 Norwich Households: Medieval and Post Medieval Finds From Norwich Survey, Excavations 1971-78. East Anglian Archaeology 58) illustrates a similar example, No. 137 and dates this to the 14th century. Egan and Pritchard (Egan G. and Pritchard F. 2002 Dress Accessories Boydell Press) illustrate similar buckles with integral spacers (Nos. 322 to 330) which are dated to the mid 14th to early 15th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1425

Dimensions and weight

Length: 40.16 mm
Width: 23.79 mm
Weight: 6.2 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 24th August 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Medieval buckle (plan and reverse).

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands
County: Warwickshire
District: Stratford-on-avon
Parish: Brailes

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2940
Four figure Latitude: 52.057628 Four figure longitude: -1.578452
1:25K map: SP2940
1:10K map: SP24SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Character undetermined[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Thursday 17th May 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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