CORN-9AF0D1: Post-medieval shoe buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: CORN-9AF0D1

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast tinned copper alloy trapezoidal shoe or knee buckle with a drilled frame for a separate spindle, decorated with floral openwork in three apertures. The frame has concave, bifid sides, and a lobed knop over each spindle hole. The spindle, chape and pin are all missing. Whitehead (1996) illustrates a similar example on page 99, No.623, which is dated to c.1660-1720.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1660
Date to: AD 1720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38 mm
Width: 23 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 8.15 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 24th April 2008

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Tin or tin alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Stithians (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW7235
Four figure Latitude: 50.171074
Four figure longitude: -5.19427
1:25K map: SW7235
1:10K map: SW75SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Undisturbed grassland

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Whitehead, R. 1996 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford Greenlight Publishing 99, No.623

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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