DENO-916F25: Medieval buckle; silvered D-shaped buckle with fixed buckle plate

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Unique ID: DENO-916F25

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Medieval buckle; cast copper alloy buckle of probable medieval date. The buckle is of the single-looped, D-shaped type and has a sturdy, folded buckle plate. However, it is somewhat unusual as the buckle frame is formed of a strip of copper alloy set vertically and with a little, semi-circular notch cut out to receive the pin. The frame has also been fixed to the buckle plate, such that it is rigid and will not move relative to the plate. The pin, which is a simple, tapering strip of copper alloy rolled around the pin bar, is present and complete. The buckle plate is fixed to the leather strap by means of a single, circular, copper alloy rivet in the centre near the end. The rivet is also still present. There are extensive remains of silvering or tinning on both faces of the buckle plate and on the buckle frame. Remnants of the leather strap are also still present, within the buckle plate. Length 29.3mm, width 15.2mm, thickness 5.3mm, weight 5.15g


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.3 mm
Width: 15.2 mm
Thickness: 5.3 mm
Weight: 5.15 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 11th November 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anja Rohde
Identified by: Miss Anja Rohde

Other reference numbers

Other reference: DERBY Anja 7

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Balderton (Civil Parish)

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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