LANCUM-44B463: LANCUM-44B463: Medieval cast cu-alloy buckle or belt fitting

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HARNESS FITTING

Unique ID: LANCUM-44B463

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy harness fitting of late post-medieval or modern date (c. AD1600 - c. AD1900). Length 44mm, width 69.5mm and 5.0mm thick. Weight 37.43g. Often known as a 'breeching dee', this object is cast in one piece, is roughly A-shaped in plan and is comprises three distinct elements, a D-shaped loop, a central rectangular opening and a long bar. The curving part of the D-shaped element is sub-circular in cross-section and the remaining parts are rectangular in cross-section. The artefact is slightly worn but in a fair condition and has a well developed even mid-green patina overall. Similar buckles are recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database. See finds: IOW-4D7715 from the Isle of Wight, NLM-1EE984 from Friesthorpe Parish, Lincolnshire and WMID-A07C58 from Shenstone Parish, Staffordshire.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MODERN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MODERN
Date from: AD 1700
Date to: AD 1950

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47.5 mm
Width: 34.5 mm
Thickness: 2.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st November 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton
Secondary identifier: Mr Frank Basford

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Fylde (District)
To be known as: Kirkham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From 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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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