WILT-721268: Medieval buckle with plate

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Unique ID: WILT-721268

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A tinned copper alloy medieval buckle with integral plate dating to the period c. AD 1250 - 1450. The buckle frame is D-shaped and thickens on the outermost edge into a triagular projection which functions as the pin rest. This features a horizontal groove. The buckle frame features a knop on either side at the point where the pin bar is situated. One is complete and one is incomplete due to an old break. The pin is wrapped around the pin bar and terminated in an old break. On either side of the pin the integral split end strap bar is wrapped around the pin bar. The strap bar tapers slightly along its length and features a single rivet which pierces the upper and lower plates. The buckle is tinned all over, although it has worn away in some places to reveal the copper alloy underneath.

The buckle measures 30.49mm in length, 9.96mm maximum width, 6.55mm minimum width and is 3.33mm thick. It weighs 1.65g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.49 mm
Width: 9.96 mm
Thickness: 3.33 mm
Weight: 1.65 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4255

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hullavington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8782
Four figure Latitude: 51.53675036
Four figure longitude: -2.18882426
1:25K map: ST8782
1:10K map: ST88SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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

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