SOM-D5DC02: Medieval buckle frame

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SOM-D5DC02

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy late medieval annular buckle frame with central strap bar. The outer face of one side is decorated with incised grooves, forming lobes in between. The other loop has two constrictions on the outer edge, with a lobe at either side, the area between containing multiple transverse grooves. The front is bevelled internally and externally while the back is flat. The frame measures 31.2mm long, 27.3mm wide and 3.2mm; it weighs 7.24 grams.

A similar buckle is illustrated by Whitehead (2003, 46), no.266, and is dated to c.AD 1400-1500.

Notes:

This item was recorded at a rally and therefore the description and in particular photograph is likely to be below our usual standards.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.2 mm
Width: 27.3 mm
Thickness: 3.2 mm
Weight: 7.24 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 29th January 2012

Rally details.

This object was found at EDMC, North Curry, 29 Jan 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Rally ticket 668

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
Parish or ward: North Curry (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3125
Four figure Latitude: 51.020215
Four figure longitude: -2.985116
1:25K map: ST3125
1:10K map: ST32NW
Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Whitehead, R. 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford Greenlight Publishing 46 266

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Audit data

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

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