HAMP-BAA374: Medieval buckle plate

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Unique ID: HAMP-BAA374

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A Medieval (1150-1450) copper alloy rectangular buckle plate. The copper alloy sheet is folded back on itself, providing a hole for the pin and creating a front and a back plate, both of which are intact. It measures 35.30mm in length, is max. 21.61mm wide and 4.47mm thick. It weighs 7.36g. 4mm in from the short edge opposite the folded edge is a 2.30mm diameter rivet hole. There is additionally an intact rivet in each corner of this edge (rivet head c.2mm diameter). Both front and back surfaces are rather worn but there is a possible trace of zigzag engraving on both the front and back plates along one long side.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1150
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.3 mm
Width: 21.61 mm
Thickness: 4.47 mm
Weight: 7.36 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th November 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Joanna Cole
Identified by: Miss Joanna Cole

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Winchester Museums entry form no. 3545

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Alresford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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