NLM-9A1A34: Medieval Buckle frame

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Unique ID: NLM-9A1A34

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy Buckle. Cast D shaped zoomorphic buckle frame with narrowed strap bar gripped by the beast head terminals of a frame with ribbed relief decoration on its display face which confers a vermiform effect. A groove at the mid point of the outer edge served as a pin rest. The back of the buckle is lightly bevelled, more notably towards the outer edge. This object appears to represent a transitional stage between the thick framed zoomorphic buckles of the Viking Age and later high medieval buckle forms, retaining its Anglo-Scandinavian style. Suggested date: Medieval, 1050-1150.

Length: 19.8mm, Height: 26.8mm, Thickness: 3mm, Weight: 4.04gms.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: Circa AD 1050
Date to: Circa AD 1150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.8 mm
Height: 26.8 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 4.04 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 14th May 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM22667

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Zoomorphic
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: North Ormsby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF2993
Four figure Latitude: 53.418036
Four figure longitude: -0.06041
1:25K map: TF2993
1:10K map: TF29SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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