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CORN-1ABB64: Post-medieval knee buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: CORN-1ABB64

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Incomplete and corroded cast copper alloy trapezoidal shoe or knee buckle with bevelled inside edges and a drilled frame for a separate spindle, holding a cast copper alloy chape, now broken, and a cast copper alloy tapering pin. The frame has a notch for the pin on the outer edge of each loop and moulded scrolls and bifid protrusions around the spindle holes. Whitehead (1996) illustrates a similar example on page 99, No.617, 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: 36 mm
Width: 22 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 8.84 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st March 2008 - Monday 31st March 2008

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW8976
Four figure Latitude: 50.545601
Four figure longitude: -4.979536
1:25K map: SW8976
1:10K map: SW86SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Whitehead, R. 1996 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford Greenlight Publishing 99, No.617

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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