IOW-B6FFC8: IOW-B6FFC8 Medieval Spur Buckle

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Unique ID: IOW-B6FFC8

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A misshapen and corroded Medieval cast copper-alloy single-loop spur buckle with an integral plate (c. 1250-c. 1400 AD)

The frame is trapezoidal in plan, bevelled at the front and rear. The sides of the plate taper and then expand to form an oval attachment end. A small portion of a copper-alloy pin survives within a pin hole. Two copper-alloy rivet holes penetrate the plate along the median centre-line. There is curvilinear abstract design on the front of the plate.

This object is corroded and has traces of a dark green patina.

Length: 28.45mm; width: 17.64mm; thickness of loop: 3.59mm. Weight: 5.18g.

A similar buckle has been published and dated c. 1250-1400 (Whitehead 1996: 34, ref: 192). However, this Isle of Wight buckle may be later.

Class: Spur

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: 28.45 mm
Width: 17.64 mm
Thickness: 3.59 mm
Weight: 5.18 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 30th May 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: IOW2012-5-63

Materials and construction

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

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

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

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