SWYOR-5C94D1: Buckle plate

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Unique ID: SWYOR-5C94D1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval buckle plate made of copper alloy with only the front sheet surviving. It is rectangular in shape and measures 28.8mm in length and 22.8mm in width. The plate is recessed for the missing frame and has a rectangular pin slot, with two tabs to act as hinges round the bar. The front face is decorated with a dragon or bird like animal in side profile, the metal around it has been removed to form the outline. The bird faces right and has a long curving neck, a single foot under the body, and a strange large tail which forks and curls. There is a rivet hole in each corner of the attachment edge. One dome headed rivet survives. The plate has a brown patina with patches of green. A buckle plate of different shape but with a similar design is SF-74B385. Other similar examples are CAM-DB88D7, WAW-650E12 and LVPL-D5B693. It probably dates from the 13th or 14th century.

Class: plate

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.8 mm
Width: 22.8 mm
Thickness: 4.7 mm
Weight: 6.19 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st August 2010 - Tuesday 31st August 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1226

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Kirkby Wharfe with North Milford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5039
Four figure Latitude: 53.844844
Four figure longitude: -1.24154
1:25K map: SE5039
1:10K map: SE53NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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