SUSS-9B8DD8: incomplete copper-alloy annular buckle with central bar

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Unique ID: SUSS-9B8DD8

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy Medieval to Post Medieval annular buckle dating c. 1350-1600 AD.

The plain, circular frame has bevelled edges with a central bar. A short section of the frame is missing adjacent to the central bar. The copper alloy wire pin flattens where it is wrapped around the central bar. The object has a mid green patina.

Measurements: diameter: 23.93mm; width of frame: 3.25mm; thickness of frame: 2.72mm and weight: 2.87g.

Similar examples are shown in Whitehead, Buckles 1250-1800 (2003) p.44-45 dating c. 1350-1650. Egan and Pritchard (2002) illustrate a similar but smaller copper alloy buckle with a plain circular frame and a central bar on p.66, fig.40, no.214, which was found in a context dated from c.1350-1400. Other examples on the database include: CORN-4612F7 and  SUR-538C44.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 3.25 mm
Thickness: 2.72 mm
Weight: 2.87 g
Diameter: 23.93 mm

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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: West Sussex (County)
District: Horsham (District)
Parish or ward: Storrington and Sullington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0715
Four figure Latitude: 50.92454399
Four figure longitude: -0.47897065
1:25K map: TQ0715
1:10K map: TQ01NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. 2002 Dress Accessories, c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) (2002) London HMSO 66 no: 214
Whitehead, R. 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford Greenlight Publishing 44-45

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Recording Institution: SUSS
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Updated: About one month ago

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