BUCKLE

Unique ID: IOW-16BC08

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval cast copper-alloy double-looped annular buckle frame (c. 1400-c. 1500). Each loop is oval in plan and similar in size. The frame is convex at the front and slightly convex at the rear. The central bar is incomplete and corroded. Therefore, it is not possible to define its original cross-section. The pin is missing. There is no indication of a pin-rest. There are two integral sub-rectangular projections on one outside edge. This buckle has a mid-green patina overall. 36.8 x 26.3 x 2.4mm. Weight: 3.44g.

Similar buckles with projections have been dated c. 1400-1500 (Whitehead 1996: 46, refs: 267, 268).

Class: Double-looped annular

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Length: 36.8 mm
Width: 26.3 mm
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 3.44 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th January 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters - [ view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-1-79

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]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Isle Of Wight
District: Isle Of Wight
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

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: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Tuesday 8th February 2011
Updated: Monday 21st March 2011

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