NMS-2974F8: Medieval to Post Medieval double loop buckle

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Unique ID: NMS-2974F8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy double oval buckle frame with missing pin and narrowed triangular-section strap bar. The outside edge of each loop is scalloped forming seven foils defined by deep transverse grooves, with slightly shallower transverse grooves between. There is a very slight trace of possible gilding on the upper surface. The reverse face of the buckle is plain and flat and the frame is now slightly angled. Whitehead dates buckles of this type to circa 1450-1600 AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 32 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 7.35 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 5th April 2014 - Saturday 5th April 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Garry CRACE
Identified by: Mr Garry CRACE

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 58990
Other reference: GCMB2

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG0717
Four figure Latitude: 52.71105456
Four figure longitude: 1.06291376
1:25K map: TG0717
1:10K map: TG01NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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