NMS-5FBDB6: Medieval buckle.

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Unique ID: NMS-5FBDB6

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval copper alloy buckle apparently made from a strap-slide. Rectangular frame with convex sides, outside edge and attachment edge. There are two short internal projections. The outside edge is cast in the form of a stylised king's head longitudinally set with triple-lobed crown and large, angular nose.

Sub-rectangular sheet plate with hole for large sheet pin, broken just past fold, front-plate missing, with a single copper alloy rivet at attachment end.

The internal projections may be the remains of a broken transverse bar, the breaks made smooth as part of the repair, or the internal projections of a strap-slide. Either the buckle has been repaired, or possibly a strap-slide has been re-used as a buckle.

Frame 24 x 19mm. Plate 25 x 11mm. 14th century.

Similar to NMS-80EE58, NMS-865B91 and SWYOR-3CBD88.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24 mm
Width: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st February 2012 - Wednesday 29th February 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mrs Erica Darch

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IND14022012ED

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Kimbolton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL1068
Four figure Latitude: 52.29911983
Four figure longitude: -0.38832445
1:25K map: TL1068
1:10K map: TL16NW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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