IOW-9732F3: IOW-9732F3 Medieval Buckle

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Unique ID: IOW-9732F3

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An incomplete and slightly misshapen Medieval cast copper-alloy single-looped buckle frame (c. 1250-c. 1400 AD).

The pin is missing.

The frame is convex at the front and flat at the rear. It is sub-oval in plan with an ornate outer edge. The outer edge has a knop at each end. On the upper surface, between the knops, are two transverse ridges creating a central pin-rest. The narrowed off-set bar is sub-square in cross-section.

This buckle is worn and abraded and has a dark-green patina with patches of buff corrosion products.

18.20 x 20.74 x 2.85mm. Weight: 1.94g.

Similar buckles from London have been found in contexts dating from the 13th and 14th centuries (Egan & Pritchard 1991: 312, fig. 46).

Class: Single-looped

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.2 mm
Width: 20.74 mm
Thickness: 2.85 mm
Weight: 1.94 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 11th 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: IOW2012-4-189

Materials and construction

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

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

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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