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BUCKLE

Unique ID: DOR-FBDFC2

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper alloy double looped buckle frame.The buckle would have been rectangular in with a curvilinear outer edge to the frame. One ornate rectangular loop remains. The frame is decorated with cast low relief comprising a fleur de lys at either end of the centre bar, a sexfoil at the mid point of the end of the loop with a projecting knop, and curlicues at the sides. The bar is narrowed from the frame and trapezoidal in cross section. The back is undecorated. The pin is missing.
Date: Post- Medieval - c. 17th to early 18th century
Dimensions: 28.74 mm x 31.45 mm x 2.23 mm
Weight: 5.33 g

Whitehead, R, 1996, Buckles 1250 - 1800 p. 71, no. 444 dates this type of buckle to 1600 - 1720

Class: Double looped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.74 mm
Width: 31.45 mm
Thickness: 2.23 mm
Weight: 5.33 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st December 2012

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 022283

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Puddletown

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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