SOM-A80BB6: Post-medieval double-looped buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SOM-A80BB6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A broken and incomplete post-medieval copper-alloy double-looped buckle frame with trapezoidal loops. Only one loop remains, with only a small section of one of the sides remaining from the other. The loop is rectangular in cross section. The outer edge of the loop extend into a point at its centre, flanked by rounded knops at the corners; both of these latter are now abraded. There is a groove running lengthways down the front of the extant outer edge which would have acted as a pin rest. There are shallowly projecting knops at the ends of the narrowed pin bar; the pin is missing. The back is flat and plain; the front has bevelled edges. The frame is 22.9mm long, 21.7mm wide and 2.2mm thick; it weighs 2.31g. It has corroded to a red-brown metal largely covered by a white metal coating.

Whitehead (2003, 84) illustrates a very similar frame, no. 524, with similar grooves, which he dates to c. AD 1620-1680, and there are many similar examples on this database, including SOM-F6B814.

Class: double-looped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.9 mm
Width: 21.7 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 2.31 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 4th October 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Identified by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16573

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Mid Devon (District)
To be known as: Cullompton CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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