LON-4C1830: An incomplete post medieval copper alloy double looped buckle, dating to the early 17th century.

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: LON-4C1830

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An incomplete Post Medieval copper alloy double looped buckle, dating to the early 17th century.The frame is composed of two D-shaped loops with the pin bar extending beyond the edges to form points. The pin is missing and would have been attached to the central bar. The back is flat and the front is convex. There are rosettes half way along each loop. The rosettes are composed of 6 circular petals surrounding a circular centre.

A similar example can be found in Margeson (1993, 28-31, No. 174) which dates between AD 1600-1650.

Dimensions: length: 48.45 mm; width: 26.93 mm; thickness: 2.36 mm; weight: 6.96g.

Reference: Margeson, S.1993. Norwich Households: The Medieval and Post-Medieval Finds From Norwich Survey Excavations 1971-1978. East Anglian Archaeology Report No. 58.

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 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48.45 mm
Width: 26.93 mm
Thickness: 2.36 mm
Weight: 6.96 g

Rally details.

This object was found at Tower of London foreshore survey 2013

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. Katharine's and Wapping (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3380
Four figure Latitude: 51.503293
Four figure longitude: -0.085156
1:25K map: TQ3380
1:10K map: TQ38SW
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: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Recording Institution: LON
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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