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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SF-AD9976

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A cast copper-alloy buckle frame of Medieval date. It is as Meols type C with rectangular frame that has an expanded rectangular outer edge, offset and narrowed bar, and pairs of vertical moulded ribs on each side of the frame. The outer edge has incised decoration comprising singe transverse grooves at top and bottom and a central pin rest formed from three transverse grooves. Hinging around the bar is a separately cast plate that is flat, rectangular in form and with upper and lower plate of equal size. This has rectangular frame recesses and pin slot, and a central single, separately cast copper-alloy rivet at the attachment end. A separately cast copper-alloy pin hinges around the bar and is flat, triangular in form, missing its tip due to old breaks. The entire object has extensive corrosion and encrustation to all surfaces. It measures 16.85m in width, 36.48mm in length (17.19mm in length at frame), 3.31mm in thickness and 3.80g in weight. This buckle frame is of Medieval date and finds near identical parallels in examples from London (Egan and Pritchard, 1991: nos. 437-439). It is of probable 14th century AD date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 36.48 mm
Width: 16.85 mm
Thickness: 3.31 mm
Weight: 3.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st March 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Worlington

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Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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

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