ESS-D16AB7: Medieval Buckle Plate

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Unique ID: ESS-D16AB7

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A incomplete, cast copper alloy buckle plate dating to the Medieval period (1250 - 1400 AD). The buckle is a single loop spur buckle. The plate is sub rectangular and tapers slightly before terminating in a rounded end with a round hole through the middle. The other end of the buckle plate flares out to form the buckle. This end has a transverse break across leaving two projections. At the top of the buckle plate there is a centrally located sub rectangular notch that would have housed the pin, which no longer survives. Just below this notch is another circular hole through the buckle plate. The plate measures 38mm in length.

For similar examples see Whitehead (2003: 33) nos. 178, 180 or 190.


Recorded from information and images supplied by finder, artefact not seen by FLO.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38 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-A0013

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

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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