BERK-09B6BD: Post-medieval buckle: Double-looped buckle

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Unique ID: BERK-09B6BD

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A cast copper alloy double-looped buckle of post-medieval date (AD 1550-1650). The buckle frame is incomplete; one loop and a third of the second is missing due to an old break. The frame of the buckle is decorated with a series of cast pattern comprising rose or rosette like flowers on the frame and scroll or vegetal like tendril scrolls on the body and small knops on the outer edge. The design is also heavily gilded. Similar examples to this buckle can be seen in Whitehead (1996:66), specifically no. 411 which is almost identical to this example; Whitehead dates these to the early post medieval (Tudor and Stuart) period (AD 1550-1650).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35 mm
Width: 25 mm
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 4.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014 - Wednesday 19th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2014.091

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Welford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3974
Four figure Latitude: 51.46363512
Four figure longitude: -1.4399954
1:25K map: SU3974
1:10K map: SU37SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: BERK
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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