ESS-D0ACA1: Medieval Annular Buckle

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Unique ID: ESS-D0ACA1

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A cast, copper alloy, double loop annular buckle dating to the Medieval to Post Medieval periods (1350 to 1650 AD). The buckle is annular with a strap bar running across the centre. The pin survives and is formed of a piece of wire bent around the strap bar. The buckle measures 26mm in diameter.

For similar examples see Whitehead (2003: 44 - 45) nos. 251 - 256.


Record created from image and information supplied by finder, artefact not seen by FLO.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 1994 - Saturday 31st December 1994

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Sarah R Deacon
Identified by: Mr Mike Cuddeford
Secondary identifier: Miss Sarah R Deacon

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's Reference 045-A0001

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6611
Four figure Latitude: 51.77305824
Four figure longitude: 0.4045884
1:25K map: TL6611
1:10K map: TL61SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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

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