SF-0E0A21: Medieval D-shaped Buckle

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Unique ID: SF-0E0A21

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper-alloy buckle of Medieval date. 'D-shaped' buckle with narrowed offset bar. Outside edge has moulded decoration with two sets of parallel lines at top and bottom with a small linear groove at the mid-point between. The pin is intact and is formed of a copper-alloy bar with a rectangular cross-section fashioned into a simple loop. It is likely to be of thirteenth or fourteenth century date and is Meols Type 9. It is similar to the buckle in LVPL-D9A344. It measures 20.36mm in length, 30.18mm in width, 3.20mm in thickness and weighs 3.24g.

Class: Meols type 9

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.36 mm
Width: 30.18 mm
Thickness: 3.2 mm
Weight: 3.24 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st October 2012

Rally details.

This object was found at St Marys Bacton (Finningham) Rally 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Andy Woods
Identified by: Mr Andy Woods

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finders Reference number 55

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Finningham

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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