HAMP-507CB5: Medieval buckle plate

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Unique ID: HAMP-507CB5

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A slightly damaged, but complete medieval copper-alloy sheet buckle plate. The broadly rectangular plate is formed of a bent sheet folded double with a recessed frame end. At this end is a circular perforation for the pin. On the upper surface the hole has extended, possibly through use, to the fold. The buckle frame and pin have been lost. There is a pair of rivet holes at the attachment end, with another pair towards the frame end. Two rivets with hammered down heads survive in situ, one at the frame end and one at the attachment end. Orange corrosion around the other rivet hole at the attachment end suggests that its rivet, possibly a replacement, was made of iron. The upper surface of the plate has a decorative border created in rockerarm. The object is now a variable mid-dark green patina, overlying a red-brown metal, with some patches of off-white corrosion product. For published medieval buckle plates see, for example, Egan and Pritchard (1991, 111; fig. 72).

Class: plate


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.1 mm
Width: 18.4 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 4.65 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st July 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2776

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cut

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ropley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6332
Four figure Latitude: 51.083868
Four figure longitude: -1.101949
1:25K map: SU6332
1:10K map: SU63SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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