SOM-CAA8E2: Post Medieval Buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SOM-CAA8E2

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval cast, copper alloy double-looped buckle. The pin survives in part and is a copper alloy strip bent around the strap bar, broken towards the tip which is now lost. The loops of the frame are sub oval and the strap bar is recessed. It measures 35.8mm in length, 25.9mm in width and 3.4mm in thickness. It weighs 6.7g.

Whitehead (2003; 305), number 305, is a similar example, dated 1500-1650 AD.

Notes:

This record was created at a rally and may therefore fall below our usual standards of identification or photography

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.8 mm
Width: 25.9 mm
Thickness: 3.4 mm
Weight: 6.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd July 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Detecting Wales - 3rd July 2011, West Pennard

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Katie Marsden
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ticket number 14

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
To be known as: West Pennard

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found at Rally
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Whitehead, R. 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford Greenlight Publishing 54 305

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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