PUBLIC-7DD196: PUBLIC-7DD196 asymmetrical buckle

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-7DD196

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An incomplete post medieval cast copper-alloy double looped asymmetrical buckle dating to c.1575-1700.

Description : the square cross-sectioned frame is sub-square in form with a slightly enlarged and pointed outside edge. The top loop is elongated rectangular and the lower is elongated oval. Dividing the loops is a flat rectangular cross-sectioned bar with a narrow constriction for the pin that is now missing. The surface has an even green patina, excepting patches of iron oxide around the central bar area, probably from an iron pin or possibly plate.

Measurements : length 17.0mm, width 15.6mm, thickness 1.8mm and weight 1.6g.

Discussion : similar buckles can be seen at Whitehead 2003, page 91.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1575
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17 mm
Width: 15.6 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 1.6 g

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Sandwich

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Whitehead, R. 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford Greenlight Publishing

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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