BUCKLE

Unique ID: IOW-9732F3

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and slightly misshapen Medieval cast copper-alloy single-looped buckle frame (c. 1250-c. 1400 AD).

The pin is missing.

The frame is convex at the front and flat at the rear. It is sub-oval in plan with an ornate outer edge. The outer edge has a knop at each end. On the upper surface, between the knops, are two transverse ridges creating a central pin-rest. The narrowed off-set bar is sub-square in cross-section.

This buckle is worn and abraded and has a dark-green patina with patches of buff corrosion products.

18.20 x 20.74 x 2.85mm. Weight: 1.94g.

Similar buckles from London have been found in contexts dating from the 13th and 14th centuries (Egan & Pritchard 1991: 312, fig. 46).

Class: Single-looped

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Length: 18.2 mm
Width: 20.74 mm
Thickness: 2.85 mm
Weight: 1.94 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 11th April 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-4-189

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: Saturday 14th April 2012
Updated: Tuesday 17th April 2012

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