WMID-ED5796: Medieval copper-alloy buckle frame

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Unique ID: WMID-ED5796

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper-alloy medieval buckle frame, missing the pin. The frame is single looped and sub-oval in shape, with two lobed knops flanking a constriction for a sheet copper-alloy roller on the frame where the pin would come to rest. This is missing, though green discolouration here indicates its presence. The remains of a copper-alloy buckle plate are visible on the strap bar. The buckle frame has a green to brown patina.

Class: Meols type 11

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.97 mm
Width: 25.49 mm
Thickness: 4.59 mm
Weight: 4.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Wednesday 16th February 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Idlicote (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2845
Four figure Latitude: 52.102631
Four figure longitude: -1.592627
1:25K map: SP2845
1:10K map: SP24NE
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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