BUC-71EEE8: MEDIEVAL BUCKLE

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: BUC-71EEE8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval cast copper-alloy buckle frame. The frame is oval, with an offset bar, the bar being distorted as a result of old damage. There is a grooved pin rest in the centre of the pointed outside edge, flanked to each side by a double moulding parallel to the groove; the mouldings project slightly beyond the outside edge, to the front of the buckle. It is bevelled both externally and internally on the front. A thick sheet pin survives looped around the bar. It has corroded to a different colour to the frame suggesting that it was made of a different alloy. It has been been slightly to one side at its tip. Distortion has also affected one of the sides.

The frame is 24.21 mm wide and 15.23 mm long. It is 3.76 mm thick and weighs 2.65 g

A similar buckle frame came from a late 14th-century context in London, and a smaller example with a single moulding to either side came from a late 13th- or early 14th-century context (Egan and Pritchard 1991, nos 300 and 295). The form can be classified as Meols type 9 (see Egan 2007, 91; no. 540).

Class: Meols type 9

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.23 mm
Width: 24.21 mm
Thickness: 3.76 mm
Weight: 2.65 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 16th October 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Clark
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
To be known as: Quainton

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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