SOM-CAD002: Post Medieval Buckle

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Unique ID: SOM-CAD002

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Incomplete Post Medieval cast, copper alloy trapezoidal buckle. The frame widens from the strap bar forming a trapezoidal shape. There are rounded knops on the corners and the middle of the outer edge widens into a The buckle is broken to one side of the strap bar so that only one of the original two loops survives. The outer edge has rounded knops with a rounded triangular projection between. The strap bar has a lobed knop at either end. It measures 24.4mm in length, 21.1mm in width and 2.1mm in thickness.

Whitehead (2003; 84), number 523, is a similar, more complete example, dated 1620-1680 AD.


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


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1620
Date to: Circa AD 1680

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.4 mm
Width: 21.1 mm
Thickness: 2.1 mm

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

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Recorded by: Miss Katie Marsden
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ticket number 20

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 84 523

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Audit data

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

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