YORYM-A17AC1: Buckle plate : Post-medieval

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Unique ID: YORYM-A17AC1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A fragment of copper-alloy Post-medieval buckle plate (AD 1550-1800). The plate consists of a flat sheet of copper alloy, this fragment appears to contain the aspect which would have affixed to a buckle in that two projections remain in the right hand edge. The fragment is decorated with punched linear and circular patterns which may have composed past of a zoomorphic pattern.

The metal is a greenish red colour.

NOTE no measurements were taken for this object.


The initial records and photographic images were taken at Bishop Burton 2011 Rally. We understand that the images fall below our usual standards, this however is due to the difficult conditions (predominantly the lack of ideal lighting conditions) under which they were taken. The recorder has done what is possible to raise the quality of the images before attaching them to the records.
As these finds were recorded at the Bishop Burton 2011 Rally, the individual recording them onto the PAS Database has not seen them and was not the primary identifier. Therefore for more in-depth, secondary identification, only the paper records written at the Rally and the photographic images were available to assist.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 23rd September 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Bishop Burton 23rd to 25th Sep 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney
Secondary identifier: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bishop Burton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9539
Four figure Latitude: 53.838575
Four figure longitude: -0.557774
1:25K map: SE9539
1:10K map: SE93NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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