SOM-2C0625: Post medieval buckle

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Unique ID: SOM-2C0625

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval copper alloy double-looped oval buckle with an iron pin and separate strap-plate. The loops form one continuous oval outer frame and the outer sides of the loops are slightly widened. The outer edge is rounded and the inner edge and back flat and plain. The integral strap bar is plain. The iron pin is highly corroded but remains in situ. The strap plate is formed of a thin rectangular strip of copper alloy sheet bent in half around the central bar. It has a rectangular slot at the fold for the pin and both sides are borken with irregular breaks. It is 19mm long, 21.1mm including the strap plate, 15mm wide and 1.4mm thick, 5.8mm including pin and plate. Weight 1.73gms

Whitehead (2003:48) illustrates a similar buckle, no. 279, which he dates to c. AD 1650-1720, it is likely they are for shoes.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19 mm
Width: 15 mm
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1.73 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: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16573

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From 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: SOM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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