SUSS-FCC538: Post medieval shoe buckle

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Unique ID: SUSS-FCC538

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Cast copper alloy post medieval rectangular shoe buckle with seperate spindle. 17.5mm long, 13.1mm wide, 3.5mm thick and 2.2 grams in weight. The frame is rectangular and slightly curved upwards, with outer sides that expand inwards slightly, these widened areas have no visible pin rests but the triangular pin is still cemented to one of them. The sides are also widened inwards and thickened at the centre to hold the spindle. The iron spindle is still in place, although rusted. The pin is complete, trianguler, 8.8mm long and 2.8mm wide at the base. The chape is incomplete; it is attached to the spindle and heartshaped but the strap end attachment is missing. Similar to Whitehead (2003) page 103 No 663.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1690
Date to: AD 1720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.5 mm
Width: 13.1 mm
Thickness: 3.5 mm
Weight: 2.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st November 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Mr Tyndall JONES
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
Parish or ward: Patching (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0706
Four figure Latitude: 50.843641
Four figure longitude: -0.481603
1:25K map: TQ0706
1:10K map: TQ00NE
Grid reference source: From finder
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: SUSS
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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