LVPL-8FDA99: Medieval buckle

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Unique ID: LVPL-8FDA99

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A cast copper alloy double looped oval buckle dating to the Medieval period. The object is incomplete. The outer edge of each frame has been damaged and there is no visible decoration. The pin is complete and remains attached to the strap bar. The object has a mid-brown patina and is in fair condition. Similar examples can be found in Whitehead, (2008), p53, and are dated c.1350-1650. The size of the object indicates that it would have been used as a shoe or a knee buckle.

Class: Cassels type 1.4A

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.2 mm
Width: 13.14 mm
Thickness: 1.12 mm
Weight: 0.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st May 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
To be known as: Selby area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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