SWYOR-05C89C: SWYOR-05C89C Medieval Buckle

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Unique ID: SWYOR-05C89C

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A Medieval copper alloy composite buckle with forked space, and a D shaped frame. The buckle probably dates from 1300 to 1500. The frame is D shaped with a pointed knop for the pin to rest on. Neither plate survives. The pin is still in situ and is D shaped in cross-section, bent round the bar, and the buckle and plate have a green/brown patina. Measurements are; length 25.11mm, width 16.15mm, thickness 4.56mm and weight 2.29g. The width of the strap is 10.7mm.

A similar example can be identified in Moels (2007) page 84 and also Whitehead (2016) page 36 plate 211.

Class: composite

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.11 mm
Width: 16.15 mm
Thickness: 4.56 mm
Weight: 2.29 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st July 2021 - Saturday 31st July 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS Form No 003727

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Pontefract North (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4722
Four figure Latitude: 53.69233931
Four figure longitude: -1.28971556
1:25K map: SE4722
1:10K map: SE42SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Griffiths, D., Philpott. R. and Egan, G. 2007 Meols: The Archaeology of the North West Wirral Coast Oxford Oxford University School of Archaeology 84
Whitehead, R. 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford Greenlight Publishing 36 211

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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