LEIC-AC31DC: Medieval buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: LEIC-AC31DC

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Medieval copper-alloy single loop buckle, dating to AD 1250 - 1500. The buckle frame is complete along with the pin. the buckle plate is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The loop is sub oval in plan, with a thickened and expanded outside edge. The strap bar is narrowed and off-set. Knops are present at either end of the strap bar. The buckle frame is plain and undecorated.  The pin is sub rectangular and D-shaped in section, it's bent around the offset bar and onl narrows slightly at the end.
Length: 15.09 mm
Width: 12.46 mm
Thickness: 2.84 mm
Weight: 1.31 g
Similar single looped D shaped buckles have been illustrated by Whitehead (1996) on page 19, no.54.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.09 mm
Width: 12.46 mm
Thickness: 2.84 mm
Weight: 1.13 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: RCM 0639

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
District: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Little Casterton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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