SOM-ABCE22: Post Medieval buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SOM-ABCE22

Object type certainty: Certain
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Part of a post medieval cast copper-alloy buckle frame, probably originally asymmetrical. The frame has one rectangular loop surviving, the second loop is missing but was probably D shaped. The outer edge of the rectangular loop is extended into points in the corners and a rounded point in the centre and has a groove running down its length on the front, parallel with the side. The other loop is almost completely missing with just stubs remaining ending in old breaks. The strap bar is narrowed and slightly recessed. The back is flat and plain, the inner edge straight and the outer edge rounded down to meet the back. The remaining piece is bent and distorted across the strap bar and outer side of the loop in the centre. It is 24.1mm long, 28.6mm wide and 1.6mm thick and weighs 3.48 grams.

Whitehead (2003) illustrates a similar seeming buckle, with the same details of decoration on the rectangular loop, although smaller (page 91, No.572) which he dates to c. AD 1575-1700.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1575
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.1 mm
Width: 28.6 mm
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 3.48 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16574

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
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: 5 years ago

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