NMS-367FA5: Medieval Buckle

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-367FA5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Medieval copper alloy frame of strap clasp or buckle with the outside edge in the form of a crowned head, cast but with features enhanced by engraving. The sides widen at their junction with the outside edge into what appear to be shields, both with three engraved chevrons. Gilmore's Head and Shoulders type (http://finds.org.uk/blogs/westmidlands/2011/01/06/kings-head-strap-clasps-or-buckles/). Length 30mm, width 24.5mm. Dates to the 14th century.

Class: two part
Sub class: small head (crowned)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 30 mm
Width: 24.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Mary Chester-Kadwell
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 56017
Other reference: BKLG2012

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Runcton Holme (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF6309
Four figure Latitude: 52.654231
Four figure longitude: 0.408309
1:25K map: TF6309
1:10K map: TF60NW
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 6 days ago

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