IOW-E4CE87: Medieval Buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: IOW-E4CE87

Object type certainty: Certain
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A corroded Medieval cast copper-alloy single-loop oval buckle frame (c. 1270-c. 1350).

The outer edge is rectangular and swollen, convex at the front and convex at the rear. Each side is thin and convex in plan. The narrowed off-set bar is roughly square in cross-section. It has a tapering copper-alloy pin which is convex at the front and largely flat at the rear.

The frame and pin are drab green.

Frame: length: 15.5mm; width: 19.0mm; thickness: 3.1mm.

Pin: length: 14.8mm; width at loop: 2.0mm.

Overall weight: 2.76g.

A similar buckle from London has been dated c. 1270-c. 1350 (Egan and Pritchard 1991: 77, fig. 46, ref: 319).

Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. 1991. Dress Accessories. Medieval Finds from Excavations in London: 3. The Stationary office/ Museum of London.

Class: Single-loop

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1270
Date to: Circa AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.5 mm
Width: 19 mm
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 2.76 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 20th August 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-4-199

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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