YORYM-1B4578: Medieval : Buckle

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Unique ID: YORYM-1B4578

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A complete cast copper alloy buckle of medieval date. The object is a double looped annular buckle with two oblique projections extending from one loop, each decorated with three incised transverse grooves. The strap bar is narrowed and has been bent into a semi-circle.
The metal has a light brownish-green patina and is worn. The buckle is 39.9mm long, 29.1mm wide, 3.3mm thick and weighs 7.3g.
A similar example is illustrated in Whitehead, p.46, no.268 and is dated to circa AD 1400 - 1500.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.9 mm
Width: 29.1 mm
Thickness: 3.3 mm
Weight: 7.3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Secondary identifier: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Wellingborough (District)
To be known as: Great Harrowden

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

  • Whitehead, R., 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford: Greenlight Publishing p.46 , no.268

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Audit data

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

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