SUSS-70B565: Post-medieval : Buckle

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Unique ID: SUSS-70B565

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy double looped rectangular buckle. The frame is curved in profile, with five deep rabbets down each outer edge. The edges are decorated with two lateral grooves, some of which appear to be filled with corrosion product, possibly iron. The frame is knopped at either end of the strap bar, which is offset. Traces of a black coating remain in the rabbets. The pin is missing. The meatal surface has a mid brownish green patina and is worn. The buckle is medieval in date.

Class: Cassels type 1.8G

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.84 mm
Width: 39.12 mm
Thickness: 7.05 mm
Weight: 21.08 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd October 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Trista Clifford
Identified by: Trista Clifford

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
To be known as: Warbleton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. 1991 Dress Accessories, c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) (1991) London Stationery Office Books 97 443

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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