SOM-CB5157: Post Medieval Buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SOM-CB5157

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval cast, copper alloy oval buckle with surviving chape and pin. The frame is drilled and the strap bar is separate, although survives in situ on this example. The buckle frame has moulded decoration; raised vertical lines crossed with diagonal lines either end of the strap bar with scroll work to the sides. The chape is 'D-shaped' with the centre of the curve projecting into an elongated knop which has a raised stud at the end. It is a Whitehead (2003; 96) type I. The reverse of the chape has 'IOHN BRADNOCK' stamped. The pin is triangular in shape. The buckle measures 47.7mm in length, 29.7mm in width, 5.7mm in thickness (6.6mm with the chape) and weighs 11.7g.

Whitehead (2003; 98) number 608, is a similar, incomplete example which is dated 1660-1720 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 1660
Date to: Circa AD 1720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47.7 mm
Width: 29.7 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Weight: 11.7 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: Miss Katie Marsden
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ticket number 36

Materials and construction

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

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 98 608

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Audit data

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

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