OXON-81EFCD: Post Medieval shoe buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: OXON-81EFCD

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An incomplete Post-Medieval copper alloy buckle dating to c.AD1660-1720. It is only missing part of its chape to a transverse break.

The buckle frame is sub-rectangular in plan and a shallow D-shape in cross section with a convex front and flat reverse. It is also convex in profile. A slight D-shaped projection extends from the outside of one narrow edge, while the opposite edge has  a series of four triangular knops. These narrow edges are further decorated by transverse incised lines.  The frame has been drilled at its middle to allow for a separate spindle.

The chape is concreted to the spindle by iron corrosion product. From this point is narrows to a thin waist before widening slightly before ending in a transverse breaks that truncates a circular hole in half. The pin fit into a slot cut into the chape allowing it to be attached to the axis bar. The pin is oval in cross section and narrows to a rounded point.

The object is a mottled green brown colour.

 It is 25.9mm long, 17.2mm wide, 4.92mm thick and weighs 3.81 grams

A near identical example is illustrated in Whitehead (2003, 99, No. 99) who suggests that these buckles date from the Post Medieval period (1660-1720) and were used as shoe or knee buckles.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1660
Date to: Circa AD 1720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.9 mm
Width: 17.2 mm
Thickness: 4.9 mm
Weight: 3.81 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 4th July 2016 - Sunday 4th July 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OMS receipt 2628

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Windsor and Maidenhead (Unitary Authority)
District: Windsor and Maidenhead (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hurley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU8279
Four figure Latitude: 51.50399549
Four figure longitude: -0.81996557
1:25K map: SU8279
1:10K map: SU87NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
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

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Audit data

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

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