NLM-03EEC4: Buckle from Roxby cum Risby

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Unique ID: NLM-03EEC4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy

Buckle frame. Cast zoomorphic buckle frame with round-section frame and narrowed strap bar; a pair of beast heads with long snouts, elongated eyes and larger oval ears pressed back grasp the ends of the strap bar. The beast heads are very reminiscent of those at the terminals of Middle Saxon strap ends; however, the contemporary buckles tend to be plain so a later, Anglo-Scandinavian, date is preferred. The brownish tint of the metal is also common on Viking Age finds. The Scandinavian flavour of material culture in the Danelaw was strong and persistent, so this item could equally be of Post-Conquest date. Suggested date: Early Medieval to Medieval, 900-1100.

Length: 19.8mm, Height: 22.6mm, Thickness: 5.4mm, Weight: 5.57gms.

Class: Zoomorphic

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: Circa AD 900
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.8 mm
Height: 22.6 mm
Thickness: 5.4 mm
Weight: 5.57 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st August 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM18453

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: High Risby

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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  • Robert Webley wrote @ 13:17:55 on the 27th January 2012.

    A couple of nice parallels from Meols - ref. Griffitths (et al. 2007, 72; refs. 312, 313)

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