LIN-16FE46: Medieval buckle

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Unique ID: LIN-16FE46

Object type certainty: Certain
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Unusual copper alloy buckle. The buckle frame is in the form of a solid flat C-shape with scroll-like terminals which do not meet together. The entire face is decorated with a double moulded zig-zagged line with a flower head in the remaining triangular cells. The two scroll-like terminals each have a large flower head. There is a broken iron pin bar across the centre on the reverse. The pin is missing. A parallel to this object could not be found at the time of writing, but has been attributed to the late 15th century based on its style.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1400
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33 mm
Width: 31 mm
Thickness: 4 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Sibsey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF3450
Four figure Latitude: 53.030509
Four figure longitude: -0.003278
1:25K map: TF3450
1:10K map: TF35SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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