SUSS-9BD1FC: copper alloy spectacle buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SUSS-9BD1FC

Object type certainty: Certain
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An complete copper alloy Medieval to early Post Medieval spectacle buckle dating c. 1350-1650 AD.

The buckle is a 'spectacle' buckle with two oval loops and a narrowed strap bar.  On the reverse the inner edges of the loops are bevelled. A pin rest is present at the middle point of one of the loops, and the copper alloy wire pin is wrapped around the strapbar. The frame is undecorated and has a pale green patina. One loop of the frame is slightly bent upwards.

Dimensions: Length 15.61mm; width: 20.57mm; thickness 2.66mm; weight 1.43g

Similar buckles are illustrated in Whitehead (2003: 52-4) and he states that buckles of this form have been discovered in archaeological contexts ranging from the 14th-17th centuries (Ibid: 52). Other recorded examples on the database include:  LVPL-95E330 and NLM-F5A676.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

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Materials and construction

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

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
Whitehead, R. 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford Greenlight Publishing 52-54

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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