SUSS-474556: Post Medieval buckle frame

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SUSS-474556

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post medieval cast copper alloy double loop buckle frame. The frame has two oval loops with slightly widened outer edges. The front and back are bevelled and the front is decorated with a raised rim around the inner side of the loops and raised foliate patterns (the pattern is discribed by Whitehead (see below) as vine scroll). There are traces of a black lacquer around the patten. The strap bar is narrowed and recessed. It is very bent and now 45.9mm long, 31.3mm wide, 2.8mm thick and weighs 6.34 grams. Whitehead (2003) illustrates a similar buckle (page 68, No.423) which he dates to c.1550-1650.

Complete examples of these buckles with cast tri-lobed plates (e.g. KENT-B21E48) highlight the similarity of these buckles to contemporary sword belt hangers (Cf. Read (2001), fig.26, no.373) and suggest they are part of a suite of items for a sword belt.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.9 mm
Width: 31.3 mm
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 6.34 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 13th August 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
To be known as: Patching

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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