YORYM-99B7A1: Medieval : Buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: YORYM-99B7A1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy annular buckle of medieval date. The buckle is circular and undecorated with a chunky circular sectioned pin remaining looped around the frame.

The metal has a dark greenish-brown patina and is worn. The buckle is 43.9mm in diameter, 3mm thick, the pin is 42.9mm long, 5.5mm wide, 3.5mm thick. The object weighs 13g.

Egan and Pritchard (p.64-65) state that "a constriction on a single frame to limit the movement of the pin is generally an indication of a brooch rather than a buckle" therefore suggesting this example is a buckle. Similar buckles are also illustrated in Whitehead (1996) p.17, no's.34-38 and are date to circa AD 1250 - 1450.

Class: Cassels type 1.1C

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 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 13 g
Diameter: 43.9 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Pickering (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7985
Four figure Latitude: 54.25458718
Four figure longitude: -0.78890169
1:25K map: SE7985
1:10K map: SE78NE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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