NMS-B6F2D6: Medieval Buckle

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CLASP

Unique ID: NMS-B6F2D6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Incomplete medieval copper alloy buckle, with the outside edge of the frame in the form of the crowned head of a king, cast but with features enhanced by engraving (length 28mm, width 23mm). The sides widen at their junction with the outside edge into shield-like mouldings, both with two crudely engraved chevrons. Scrap of distorted sheet plate survives, folded widthways and broken across the perforation for the missing pin (extant length 9mm, extant width 18mm). Gilmore's Head and Shoulders type (http://finds.org.uk/blogs/westmidlands/2011/01/06/kings-head-strap-clasps-or-buckles/). 14th century.

Class: two part
Sub class: small head (crowned)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28 mm
Width: 23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 4th December 2014 - Monday 12th January 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Steven Ashley
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 40264
Other reference: KLMD012015

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Sedgeford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF7037
Four figure Latitude: 52.90354712
Four figure longitude: 0.52621404
1:25K map: TF7037
1:10K map: TF73NW
Grid reference source: From 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: NMS
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 8 days ago

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