IOW-A29511: IOW-A29511 Post-Medieval Buckle

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Unique ID: IOW-A29511

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A misshapen and almost complete post-Medieval cast copper-alloy double-looped buckle (AD 1620-1680).

The frame, formed of two trapezoidal loops, is flat on both faces and has steep internal and external bevelling. The triangular outer edges have a transverse pin groove and rounded knops at their corners.
There is a lobed knop at each end of the narrowed pin bar which is rectangular in cross-section.
The copper-alloy pin is convex at the front and flat at the rear and the tapering shaft is missing its tip due to a recent break.

Both the frame and pin are greyish green over a reddish brown metal with flecks of a black substance, probably lacquer.
37.12 x 23.25 x 2.75mm. Weight: 8.27g.

A similar buckle can be found illustrated in Whitehead 1996: 83, ref: 522.

Class: Double-looped

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1620
Date to: Circa AD 1680

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.12 mm
Width: 23.25 mm
Thickness: 2.75 mm
Weight: 8.72 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 29th August 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: IOW2012-5-107

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
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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