IOW-E51484: Medieval Buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: IOW-E51484

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Medieval cast copper-alloy buckle frame (c. 1200-c. 1230). The frame is a Meols Type 2.

The pin is missing.

This single-loop frame is convex at the front and flat at the rear. It is 'D'-shaped in plan and has a slightly expanded edge. It has an offset and narrowed bar which is sub-rectangular in cross-section.

The frame is corroded and green with flecks of a dark green patina.

Length: 15.8mm; width: 19.2mm; thickness: 2.3mm. Weight: 1.29g.

A similar frame from London has been dated c. 1200-c. 1400 (Egan and Pritchard 1991: 68, fig. 42, refs: 271, 274, 277).

Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. 1991. Dress Accessories: Medieval finds from excavations in London: 3. London: HMSO.

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 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.8 mm
Width: 19.2 mm
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 1.29 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th October 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: IOW2014-2-413

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
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: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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