NLM-A61163: Unidentified and Undated Object

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Unique ID: NLM-A61163

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Fragment of a cast copper alloy two loop bucke. A rectangular section stem or shank which extends between two flat elements with, in so far as they remain, curved edges, and both bearing a rayed pattern of grooves converging on the stem. Rusty stains on the central shank hint at the former presence of a ferrous metal component. This identification was kindly offered by Laura Burnett, with confirmation of this offered by Rob Webley, who comments as follows: 'This looks like the pin bar of a post-medieval buckle, the rust from the missing iron pin. Cf. Whitehead (2003, 65; e.g. no. 402)'. It may be compared to SOM-A2ADC5. Date: Post Medieval, 1550-1650.

Length: 26.4mm, Width: 13.4mm, Thickness: 3.2mm, Weight: 1.68gms.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.4 mm
Width: 13.4 mm
Thickness: 3.2 mm
Weight: 1.68 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 8th April 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM25233

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Legbourne

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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