CORN-DAC6AE: shoe buckle fragment

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Fragment of a punched copper alloy rectangular shoe buckle frame, decorated with alternating scrolls in relief over a background of annulets and within a border of a line of pellets. Both surfaces appear to be lacquered which has survived well but the rest of the frame is missing with only a corner surviving.

Read (1988) illustrates a rectangular shoe buckle and a knee buckle with a similar pattern on page 176, nos.1177 & 1179, which are dated from c.1720-1790.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1720
Date to: Circa AD 1799

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32 mm
Width: 31 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 4.06 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st June 2010 - Monday 30th June 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Painted

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW4531
Four figure Latitude: 50.12416544
Four figure longitude: -5.56896493
1:25K map: SW4531
1:10K map: SW41NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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