DUR-A70A36: Medieval Buckle and Plate

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Unique ID: DUR-A70A36

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A copper alloy buckle and plate dating to the Medieval period, 1300-1500. The buckle frame is rectangular in plan, the side directly opposite the plate is rectangular with a groove for the pin, which is missing. The two shortest sides are curved. Attached to the side opposite the groove is the plate which is made from a folded sheet of rectangular metal. The plate has been broken and is filled with soil. There is a perforation in the centre where the sheet is attached to the frame that would have held the pin. Directly opposite this, where the pin has been broken is a rivet to hold the folded sheet together. The metal is green in colour and there are areas of corrosion at the point that the pin would have been and surrounding the rivet. It weighs 7.7g and measures 39.29mm in length, 21.22mm in width and 4.03mm in thickness. For a parallel see Whitehead, R. (1996) Buckles 1250-1800, 27, no. 136.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to the Scheme for educational use


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.29 mm
Width: 21.22 mm
Thickness: 4.03 mm
Weight: 7.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st February 2011 - Thursday 30th June 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emma Morris
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Miss Emma Morris

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Richmondshire (District)
Parish or ward: Catterick (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2496
Four figure Latitude: 54.35897
Four figure longitude: -1.6322
1:25K map: SE2496
1:10K map: SE29NW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

  • Whitehead, R., 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford: Greenlight Publishing 27 , no. 136

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Audit data

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

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