SWYOR-070AD6: SWYOR-070AD6 Post Medieval Buckle

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Unique ID: SWYOR-070AD6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-medieval cast copper-alloy double loop asymmetrical undecorated buckle, dating from about AD 1575-1700. Only one loop survives - the rectangular one. The buckle is 17.0mm in length, 17.0mm in width, 2.4mm in thickness and weighs 2.06g. The front surface is bevelled and the back surfaces of the buckle is flat. A central strap bar is narrower and also undecorated with a width of 9.0mm. The sides of the frame are straight and parallel. The buckle is has a groove along the outer edge of the loop, and the pin is missing from the strap bar. The buckle has a green/brown patina. The buckle is similar to number 566 page 91 of Whitehead (2003).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17 mm
Width: 17 mm
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 2.06 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 number 3727

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
Whitehead, R. 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford Greenlight Publishing 91 566

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Audit data

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

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