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CORN-D41252: Post-medieval anchor buckle chape (plan)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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BUCKLE

Unique ID: CORN-D41252

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete cast silver anchor chape from a shoe or knee buckle with a drilled frame for a separate spindle, which still remains within the hinge. The broken chape appears heart-shaped in plan, but is missing its bifid tail. The chape is 14.3 mm long, 12.3 mm wide and 1.8 mm thick, the hinge is 12.6 mm wide and 3 mm thick, and the pin is 12 mm long, 4 mm wide and 3 mm thick. Jacobean style, c.1660-1720. Whitehead (1996) illustrates a similar example on page 118, No.742, which is dated to c.1660-1720

Evidence of reuse: Incomplete chape but fragment of buckle

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.3 mm
Width: 12.6 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 2.32 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th September 2006

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Paul (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW4626
Four figure Latitude: 50.079713
Four figure longitude: -5.551678
1:25K map: SW4626
1:10K map: SW46SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Whitehead, R. 1996 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford Greenlight Publishing 118, No.742

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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