NMS-470E28: Romano-British/Early Saxon buckle

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Unique ID: NMS-470E28

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Romano-British/Early Saxon buckle frame of Hawkes and Dunning 1961 type IA with loop of D-sectioned pin around bar and lozengiform pellet between the jaws of the dolphins. The latter, decorated with a triplet of transverse lines and ring-and-dot eyes, have very large (incomplete) crests running from the heads around to the junctions with the bar, and emphasised by rows of multiple C-shaped stamped impressions. Apart from the damage in fresh condition. 23.5 x >25mm. Late 4th - early 5th century.

Class: Zoomorphic
Sub class: Hawkes and Dunning Type IA

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: AD 350
Date to: AD 450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25 mm
Width: 23.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st July 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ellen Bales
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
To be known as: Brisley

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: Saturday 2nd February 2008
Updated: Tuesday 11th December 2012

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