BUC-720DCA: Post-medieval double-looped buckle

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Unique ID: BUC-720DCA

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper-alloy double-looped oval buckle frame of post-medieval date (c. 1550-1650). The frame has a moulded pin rest formed of a double transverse central ridge, flanked by grooves, and lobed knop at either end of the bar. The bar is slightly narrowed, and the pin is missing; iron staining to the bar indicates the use of iron for the pin. The frame has a D-shaped cross-section with the reverse being flat. The object has a pitted olive green patina.

Length: 40.69mm; Width: 26.82mm; Thickness: 3.5mm; Weight: 7.44g

See Whitehead (2003, 61; no. 360) for a similar buckle dated c. 1550-1650, though with no supporting evidence given for the dating.

Class: Double-loop

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.69 mm
Width: 26.82 mm
Thickness: 3.5 mm
Weight: 7.44 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
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

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: 9 months ago

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