BH-0E4335: Medieval single-loop buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: BH-0E4335

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A copper-alloy single-loop buckle of Medieval date.

The frame is trapezoidal, widening towards the expanded outer side, which has an incised pin rest at the centre. The horizontal sides of the frame are slightly bowed and of rectangular section; the axis bar is of circular section. The plate is folded around the axis bar and comprises two roughly equal-sized rectangular sides. At the frame end is a slot, surrounding which is iron corrosion from the missing pin. A single rivet, also missing, would have held the two sides of the plate to together and secured the strap. The holes for this rivet are located at the non-frame end, roughly halfway down. The buckle is bent and corroded. It measures 36.5mm long, 19.9mm wide, 4.1mm thick and weighs 7.3g.

Class: Single-loop

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.5 mm
Width: 19.9 mm
Thickness: 4.1 mm
Weight: 7.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th November 2010

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/119 - 25

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Baldock

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: BH
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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