SWYOR-BABCE3: a medieval buckle with buckle plate

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SWYOR-BABCE3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy buckle with separate buckle plate, dating from AD1300-1400. The buckle has a narrowed and offset pin bar, convex sides and a thick rounded outer edge with a central pin rest but no other decoration. The plate consists of a thick metal sheet, rectangular in shape, folded over around the pin bar and notched to take the pin. The pin is missing. On the underside of the buckle the plate is tapered slightly to a blunt, rounded point. There is a single rivet fastening the open ends of the plate together; this rivet is integrally cast as part of the upper side of the plate. The buckle has a light brown patina. It is 56.4mm long, 31.3mm wide and 8.1mm thick. It weighs 24.47g.

Similar buckles are illustrated in Griffiths, Philpott and Egan, 2007, Meols: The Archaeology of the North Wirral Coast, plate 14, numbers 574 & 575. It does not fit happily into a Meols types, but can perhaps be considered as a plain variety of Meols type 6.

Class: thick outer edge

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56.4 mm
Width: 31.3 mm
Thickness: 8.1 mm
Weight: 24.47 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1605

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: North Ferriby Area

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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