NARC-79B670: Complete medieval copper alloy buckle and leather strap remains

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Unique ID: NARC-79B670

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete medieval buckle with attached fragments of leather. The frame is of single-looped, D-shaped form, with a slight lip, a narrowed, offset bar, and a recessed buckle plate. It cannot be closely dated. It would have been used for securing some form of clothing with a leather strap.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.3 mm
Width: 28 mm
Thickness: 6.3 mm
Weight: 9.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 2nd February 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Steven Ashby
Identified by: Dr Steven Ashby

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Leather
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Dean and Shelton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0562
Four figure Latitude: 52.246175
Four figure longitude: -0.463483
1:25K map: TL0562
1:10K map: TL06SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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