WAW-A8E7D8: Medieval: Buckle plate

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: WAW-A8E7D8

Object type certainty: Certain
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Part of a cast copper alloy buckle plate from a Late Medieval single loop trapezoidal buckle, dating from c.1350 to c. 1500.

The find consists of the front part of a folded buckle plate. It is irregular in plan, but probably originally would have been rectangular in shape. The left hand edge demonstrates two rectangular projections (one complete (12.85mm, one partially), which would have been folded around the central spindle (bar) of the buckle. It consists of a type of folded buckle plate which exhibits a slot present for the pin. The projections have broken at the point of folding. The upper and lower edges of the plate have been recessed to allow for the frame. The front of the buckle demonstrates some faint incised / scored lines of decoration in a diagonal pattern.

The plate has one rivet hole remaining, located centrally next to the pin slot. The base of the rivet is still present, bent over on the reverse of the plate.

The buckle plate retains traces of gilding or gold leaf on the surface, mainly around the rivet hole. The underside of the buckle plate, which would have been touching the belt leather is plain. A patchy green patina is present covering the surface. Where the patina has flaked off, the plate is a reddish brown colour.

The buckle plate measures 31.75mm in length, 28.94mm wide and 5.36mm thick. The metal is 1.93mm thick. It weighs 7.0 grams.

Buckle plates of this style were used in conjunction with single loop trapezoidal frames during the Medieval period, typically between c. 1350 to c. 1450 AD.

Class: plate

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.75 mm
Width: 28.94 mm
Thickness: 5.36 mm
Weight: 7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wyre Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Chaddesley Corbett (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8973
Four figure Latitude: 52.354951
Four figure longitude: -2.162931
1:25K map: SO8973
1:10K map: SO87SE
WOEID: 32689
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: Tuesday 15th February 2011
Updated: Sunday 20th February 2011

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