LON-B11471: A late Medieval lead alloy annular buckle dating to late 14th - early 15th century

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: LON-B11471

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A late Medieval lead alloy annular buckle dating to late 14th - early 15th century. This buckle has a circular frame with a circular cross-section and a casting seam around the edge. There is no constriction for the pin but there is a groove for the pin rest. The pin is missing.

Similar buckles are illustrated in Egan & Pritchard (1991:57) where they are described as shoe buckles and they were excavated from contexts dating late 14th - early 15th century and in Egan (2005:34) dated 1650-1700, however this is described as residual. Egan (2005:34) writes "shoe buckles are first continued with the two standard late medieval forms (as this above example) with a hiatus in the early 17th century before the new post-Restoration fashion of slightly larger, sub-rectangular frames with a plate".

Dimensions: diameter: 15.10mm; weight: 1.99g.

Reference: Egan G. and Pritchard F. 1991. Dress Accessories: Medieval finds from the Museum of London. The Stationery Office, London

Egan, G. 2005. Material Culture in London in an Age of Transition. MoLAS Monograph 19. English Heritage: London.

Class: Shoe

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.99 g
Diameter: 15.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th July 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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