KENT-936125: KENT-936125. Ring or annular buckle. Front view.

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Unique ID: KENT-936125

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1350-1400. Copper alloy, cast, medium size, plain ring or annular buckle with separate pin. Length 25.2mm, Width 20.8mm, Thickness 5.5mm, Diameter 25.2mm, Weight 3.2g. Slightly oval shaped now probably as a result of distortion/damage by the plough or similar. The pin is constructed from a narrow tapered piece of sheeting - it seems to have a central recess running along its length on the back surface but also curved in the centre from the tension put upon it during use. When the material was put through the ring and then the pin pushed through it and any excess material was then pulled back the buckle was then tensioned and secured. The frame also has an oval cross-section. It has a pale green attractive patina and there appears to be a few small areas of silvering. Ref. Detector Finds, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 1992, page 47-57 No. 3 & 19 and Dress Assessories, Medieval Finds from Excavations in London 1150-1450, Geoff Egan & Frances Pritchard, London HMSO, page 57-62 No. 28 & 31.


West Kent Detector Club co-operative effort with West Kent Archaeological Society - Darent Valley Archaeological Project. Ref. FF 10 SF 15

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to Landowner


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.2 mm
Width: 20.8 mm
Thickness: 5.5 mm
Weight: 3.2 g
Diameter: 25.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 8th April 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Geoff Burr
Identified by: Mr Geoff Burr

Other reference numbers

Other reference: FF 10 SF 15

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Sevenoaks (District)
To be known as: SEVENOAKS

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector during controlled archaeological investigation
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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