IOW-EF2621: IOW-EF2621 Post-Medieval Buckle

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Unique ID: IOW-EF2621

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete post-Medieval cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle (c. 1660-c. 1720 AD).
The iron spindle is largely missing and one corner of the frame is missing.
When complete it had four openwork crescent-shaped perforations at each corner. One of these is missing. Between the openwork corners the outer edges have a trefoil feature, moulded at the front and concave at the rear. The frame is steeply bevelled internally and externally at the front but not at the rear. At each side, where the spindle entered the frame, there is a moulded trefoil feature which is similar to those at the outer edges. These are also concave at the rear. The remains of an iron spindle can be seen within its housing at each side of the frame.
This frame is silvery green and the metal may have a high tin content or could have been tinned. The breaks are old.
34.78 x 24.23 x 3.49mm. Weight: 7.99g.
For a comparative design, see Whitehead 1996: 98, ref: 613.

Class: Double-looped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1660
Date to: Circa AD 1720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.78 mm
Width: 24.23 mm
Thickness: 3.49 mm
Weight: 7.99 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 4th April 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-4-167

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Tinned

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Friday 6th April 2012
Updated: Monday 9th April 2012

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