BERK-7E8992: Late medieval buckle: Annular buckle

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Unique ID: BERK-7E8992

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A worn and corroded copper alloy annular buckle dating to the medieval period. The buckle is complete and retains its pin, which has a small area around the frame loop that hasn't corroded. No decoration evident. This type of simple annular buckle was in use for many years, however stratified examples from London have been dated to between AD 1270-1400.


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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1270
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.78 g
Diameter: 32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th April 2014

Rally details.

This object was found at Metal Detectives at Wilden, Beds

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2014.200

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ravensden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0756
Four figure Latitude: 52.19186824
Four figure longitude: -0.43609637
1:25K map: TL0756
1:10K map: TL05NE
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: BERK
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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