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Unique ID: SUR-79FFD5

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A late Roman cast copper alloy buckle of Hawkes and Dunning (1961) Type 1b, consisting of a D-shaped frame, with moulded and incised symmetrical zoomorphic decoration. The arms of the frame are decorated to depict a pair of confronted dolphins, with transverse ridged collars at the neck, incised line mouths and punched ring and dot eyes. The crests of the dolphins are developed into a pair addorsed horse heads expanding outwards from the outer edge of the frame; these also have ring and dot eyes. The reverse of the buckle is undecorated. Circa late 3rd - late 4th century AD


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Class: Hawkes and Dunning 1b

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 350
Date to: Circa AD 450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.3 mm
Width: 25.1 mm
Weight: 6.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th August 2017

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Cumnor (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4505
Four figure Latitude: 51.74190369
Four figure longitude: -1.34966462
1:25K map: SP4505
1:10K map: SP40NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Hawkes, S.C. and Dunning, G.C. 1961 Soldiers and Settlers, fourth to fifth century: with a catalogue of animal-ornamented buckles and related belt-fittings, Medieval Archaeology 5 London The Society for Medieval Archaeology

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