SWYOR-3DA252: Medieval Buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SWYOR-3DA252

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast copper alloy Medieval buckle with attached plate dating from about 1350-1400. The frame is trapezoidal, widening towards the expanded outer side; an incised pin rest may have been located at the centre but is no longer visible. The horizontal sides of the frame are slightly bowed and of rectangular section; the axis bar is of circular section. The plate (the back portion having been broken off just below the axis bar) would have been folded around the axis bar and comprise two roughly equal-sized sub rectangular sides. At the frame end there is a slot surrounding the pin. A now missing rivet would have held the two sides of the plate to together and secured the strap. The holes for this rivet would have been located near the opposite end of the plate but these portions are now missing. The remaining plate has is stuck an an upward angle and the pin remains flush with the plate. The buckle and plate have a light-medium green patina. Please see Egan and Pritchard's Dress Accessories, page 96, figure 61 for more examples of this type. A similar buckle may also be found on the database at PAS record ID: BH-0E4335.

Length: 14.9mm; Width: 27.9mm; Thickness: 6.7mm; Weight: 3.27g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.9 mm
Width: 27.9 mm
Thickness: 6.7 mm
Weight: 3.27 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 12th August 2010 - Thursday 11th August 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1569

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: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Fulford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6048
Four figure Latitude: 53.924668
Four figure longitude: -1.087812
1:25K map: SE6048
1:10K map: SE64NW
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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. 1991 Dress Accessories, c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) (1991) London Stationery Office Books 96, figure 61

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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