BH-6A5091: Medieval buckle frame with roller

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Unique ID: BH-6A5091

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy buckle frame of medieval date, now rather bent. The frame was originally oval, and measures 22.3mm wide by 15.3mm high and 0.9mm thick. At the bottom is a narrowed and slightly offset bar of squashed rectangular cross-section. The top and bottom sides bow outwards slightly and the outer edge is slightly thickened with a projecting lobe at either corner. At the centre of the outer edge is a pin rest with a separate copper-alloy roller. The object is corroded and the pin is missing. It weighs 1.91g. Similar buckle frames with projecting lobes to the outer edge can be seen in Egan and Pritchard 1991, fig. 46; nos. 315 and 317 have separate sheet rollers, and both came from contexts dating to the late 13th or early 14th century.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.3 mm
Width: 22.3 mm
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.91 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th October 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 05/169 - 21

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Royston

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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