NMS-A92457: Middle or Late Early Medieval buckle

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STRAP FITTING

Unique ID: NMS-A92457

Object type certainty: Probably
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Incomplete probably Middle Saxon to Late Saxon copper alloy strap fitting or buckle plate, a D-sectioned bar with two iron rivets, one through an ovoid terminal and the other before a bifurcation. Between the two the convex front is decorated with moulded chevrons that may constitite a stylised animal head. Beyond the bifurcation both incomplete narrow arms are decorated with three slight moulded swellings.

There is some resemblance to buckle plates or strap fittings with zoomorphic decoration from two Norfolk sites, Sedgeford (HER 51077, NMS-3712D7) and Bracon Ash (HER 35891, NMS-28DA87). These are related to a widely distributed group of 9th-century buckles (Geake, H. in Emery 2007, 199, fig. 5.90 SF 102; Rogers 1993, 1348, fig. 650 no. 5314). Length 35.4mm. Width 11mm. Thickness 4.2mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.4 mm
Width: 11 mm
Thickness: 4.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 11th February 2014 - Monday 10th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Rogerson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 59762
Other reference: KLMD032014

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
Parish or ward: Sporle with Palgrave (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF8212
Four figure Latitude: 52.67513359
Four figure longitude: 0.69053506
1:25K map: TF8212
1:10K map: TF81SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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