ESS-6B0BB6: Post Medieval Buckle

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Unique ID: ESS-6B0BB6

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A cast copper alloy, Post Medieval buckle dating from AD1620 to AD1680. The frame is rectangular in plan with the outer edge tickened and projecting to a triangular point. The central strap bar is narrowed, is slightly convex and has a rectangular cross section. At each end of the strap bar is a rounded knop. The pin is missing. The upper surface has the remains of a treatment, probably tinning.

The buckle measures 23.55m in length, 20.69mm in width, 2.69mm in thickness and weighs 3.61g.

It is likely that this was originally a double looped buckle and the second loop has been lost due to breaks close to the strap bar. The breaks are now very worn. Similar examples are illustrated in Whitehead (2003, pg. 82), no. 513.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1620
Date to: Circa AD 1680

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.55 mm
Width: 20.69 mm
Thickness: 2.69 mm
Weight: 3.61 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2011 - Wednesday 30th November 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Sarah R Deacon
Identified by: Miss Katie Marsden
Secondary identifier: Miss Sarah R Deacon

Other reference numbers

Other reference: CIMS OEF 7372

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
Parish or ward: Great Waltham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6715
Four figure Latitude: 51.80869301
Four figure longitude: 0.42099238
1:25K map: TL6715
1:10K map: TL61NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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